Fake iOS 8 Wave charging feature promotes microwaving your iPhone

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Apple By Ryan Whitwam Sep. 20, 2014 10:29 am
The iOS 8 update brings a number of cool new features to Apple devices, but one thing it most certainly does not do is enable wireless charging via a microwave. Why is that something that ever needs to be said? Because someone made an Apple-style graphic explaining the benefits of “Wave,” a fake technology that lets you charge an iPhone by popping it in the microwave.
According to the graphic, Wave sucks in power from the microwave radiation used by the appliance to cook food. This marvel of fake technology works by loading updated radio baseband drivers that “synchronize with the microwave’s frequencies” to charge the phone. If you’re wondering how long to Wave charge the phone, it’s 60 seconds at 700W or 70 seconds at 800W (this looks like a mistake). Don’t charge it for more than 300 seconds, though–then you might have a problem. It sounds just plausible enough that someone unfamiliar with technology could fall for it. The image itself is done in usual Apple style.

Surely no one would fall for this really, right? Well, I would direct your attention to the iOS 7 rollout when the waterproof iPhone hoax caused some number of people drop their phones in water. Again, that hoax graphic looked just enough like something Apple would make to trick people who weren’t well-versed in how modern technology works. It almost goes without saying, but a software update won’t change the fundamental nature of your phone’s hardware.
Both fake features probably gained traction because they speak to a desire iPhone users have. They would like a waterproof phone or one that charges wirelessly, so they want to beleive. The magical Apple software update is like a dream come true!
Roasting your phone in a microwave will almost certainly kill it in a few seconds. Putting metal in a microwave is a bad idea all the time — doubly so when you paid hundreds of dollars for that chunk of metal.
Now read: Some of the best iOS 8 features are still on the way



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I thought this was funny because people actually fell for it and put their iphones in the microwave. XD
 

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can't believe people are this gullible and actually think you could charge your iphone in a microwave... :krazy:
 

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yea lack of common sense is raising in numbers.