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4chan is at It Again With Their Trolling of iPhone Users

Another year, another small iPhone update touted as "revolutionary" and "life-changing." Pssshhh. 4chan knows better than that. Time to "cook" up another scheme to reel in another "wave" of gullible iPhone users.

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    Last year, 4chan tricked iOS 7 users into thinking the OS update made their iPhones waterproof.

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    And, amazingly, people bought it.

    Text - Dermot Follow Whoever said ios7 was waterproof you Reply Retweet Favorite More 1 RETWEETS FAVORITE 9:56 AM-22 Sep 13
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    And weren't exactly happy with the results.

    Text - joe Follow Ok whoever said IOS7 is waterproof GO F K YOURSELF Reply Retweet Favorite More 1 RETWEET 6:40 AM -22 Sep 13
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    Text - wihe Follow wtf #1OS7 isnt waterproof!! now my phones at the bottom of the river Favorite More Reply Retweet 2:51 PM-21 Sep 13
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    This year? Microwaves.

    Text - Anonymous 09/17/14(Wed)212553 No.44225050 72342 44224029 (OP) Maybe say it has solar charging or something to get people to leave the chones in the sun? Anonymous 09/17/14(We Ir's hard to top that one. Anonymous 09/17/140Wed)21:4529 No 44225330 44225060 microwave charging Ihave some ideas An erotic mode (vibrator) Water risistance Solar charging like you said Scratch risistant Can be charged by your oven or microwave Anonymous 09/17/140Wed)21.4637 M4225342 224422530 2244225497 22442203 22
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    Shortly after, enterprising shoopers whipped up this clever little infographic.

    Product - a few hours later... Anonymous 09/18/14Thujc3 16.33 No.44229115 4292442 File: wave3 png (327 KB, 1088x1086) 4422314 Introducing the Next Big Thing... Wave an iOS8 exclusive What is Wave? Wave is our latest and greatest addition to iOS8. Wave allows your device to be charged wirelessly through microwave frequencies. Wave can be used to quickly charge your device's battery using any standard household microwave. How to use Wave Wave will become automatically activated when you update to
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    Smartphone - Introducing the Next Big Thing... Wave an iOS8 exclusive What is Wave? Wave is our latest and greatest addition to iOs8 Wave allows your device to be charged wirelessly through microwave frequencies. Wave can be used to quickly charge your device's battery using any standard household microwave. How to use Wave Wave will become automatically activated when you update to ios8. You can now Wave-charge your device by placing it within a household microwave for a minute and a half. See
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    Next phase of the mission: make it popular.

    Text - Anonymous (ID: pvfkbjw) 09/18/14(Thul 03:29:03 No.569300070 569300649569300923569301052559301713 569700214>569200537 569200567 Mission: spam social media with information about 1OS8's new "Microwave charging capabilities. It comes standard with iOS8, and fellow Apple fans just "have* to try this new awesome feature. How to contribute: make acvertisements, spam them, talk about how amazing this new feature is on reddit tumblr. twitter, facebook, etc Use hashtags #AppleWave #Wave #1058
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    Really popular.

    Text - Brett Glover @Moglovin57 Sep 18 #app #applewave is the greatest thing to happen to technology since the telep pic.twitter.com/imwBWuJ Reply 13Re View photo Max Gibson @lakergml Sep 18 Sure dont. Yall enjoy that :) RT @PhilyCustoms: You Android losers don this... #AppleWave pic.twitter.com/urirYrod40 Reply 13Rebese Faort View photo Seam Worldpeace @toolz101 Sep 18 I can not hate on this RT @PhillyCustoms: Damn it works. Charged fast as hell to AppleWave pic.twitter.com/BWJy KuJepo View pho
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    News outlets began to get wise to 4chan's ruse, but it was already too late.

    Text - Hoax: Do Not Try To Charge Your iPhone In The Microwave CBS Local -9 hours ago PITTSBURGH (KDKA)- An iPhone hoax has surfaced a day after Apple released its new iOS 8 operating system. t's telling users to charge their iPhones in the microwave. Obviously, that isn't going to work, and it will mean the end of your iPhone. The hoax. OS 8/iPhone "Wave' Microwave Hoax: Dont Microwave your iPhone, iPad, or .. The Epoch Times -5 hours ago There was a viral Twitter hoax going around saying that
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    And finally, the aftermath...

    Text - jadaa OPunchhables Van USE WAVE THEY SAID. ITLL CHAR YOUR IPHONE IN THE MICROWAVE Richard I cried you lied to me (and yes I'm extremely stupid and blonde) now my phone has died THEY SAID. Reply 3 ReteeFavont More IT WAS IN THERE FOR 2 SECONDS AND CAUGHT ON FIRE s25 P This is so embarrassing that I 1 actualy believod you but I was so excited and my mom was like "are you sure your i triends weren't lying Then POP there goes my phone Start a new message 140 NotitonsMege Richard Lopez @Richar
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