Once again we have further proof that you shouldn’t always believe everything you read on the Internet. Almost immediately after Apple released iOS 8, and the general public and media went a little cray cray with the newest iPhone 6, 4chan’s /g/ board started brainstorming marvellous ways to screw with Apple fanatics, and with a stroke of genius they came up with a fake advertisement for a new iPhone feature “Microwave Charging.”
They proceeded to create a fake advertisement, made sure it spread around social media with the use of burner Twitter accounts and the hashtag #applewave, and TADA the ultimate prank was born.
Well the prank was allegedly a success in the fact that it got media coverage, while it didn’t cause thousands of people to microwave their iPhones, there’s at least five people who did…
…just in case any of y'all are as gullible as me, DO NOT MICROWAVE YOUR IPHONE pic.twitter.com/TV1JKtT7hQ
— lorena terroba (@lore1306) September 18, 2014
— nick (@Fallenbot) September 18, 2014
DO NOT TRY THE WAVE THING FOR IOS8!!! pic.twitter.com/g0N2ENJnrv
— Bryan Kim (@bryankim23) September 18, 2014
USE WAVE THEY SAID. IT WILL CHARGE YOUR IPHONE IN THE MICROWAVE THEY SAID. pic.twitter.com/DJspCShhJq
— jadaa (@iPunchhBabiies) September 18, 2014
Who else need a new iphone and microwave? pic.twitter.com/qRP9Xt2pQp
— Ralph (@ralph23jays) September 19, 2014
Thanks 4chan for showing why idiots can’t have nice things.