“A fake advert has circulating on Twitter claiming that users of iOS 8 can charge their iPhones by putting them in the microwave, has been spotted as an obvious hoax,” Callum Paton reports for The Independent. “The so-called ‘Wave’ technology is touted as Apple’s ‘latest and greatest addition to iOS8’ and supposedly allows devices to be charged wirelessly though microwave frequencies.”
“Crudely imitating the look of other Apple informative ads, the hoax purports that the Wave will ‘become automatically activated with your update to iOS’ and says the devices will become fully charged in a minute and half using ‘new drivers that interface with your device’s radio-baesband,'” Paton reports. “It jokingly warns ’60 seconds at 700w or 70 seconds at 800w. Do not Wave-charge for over 300 seconds.'”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Duh. Everyone knows only non-Apple phones can be charged that way.*
*Joke. Do not microwave your phone. Do not buy non-Apple smartphones, tablets, portable media player, or personal computers. Do not eat iPod shuffle.
64GB Apple iPad 3G microwaved for 18 minutes (with video) – May 5, 2010