Fake ad suggests iOS 7 makes iPhones waterproof, some learn hard way

Jamie Feltham
September 25, 2013

Bit of an embarrassing one, this.

A rather mean prank has been circling around the internet involving a fake advert that claims that users that upgrading to Apple’s iOS 7 OS makes iPhones waterproof. Yes, you read that right.  Unfortunately, after doing the rounds on the likes of Twitter and Facebook, some users actually tried it out. As you can imagine, they weren’t best pleased with the results, and complaints soon started to pop up online.

One rather angry Twitter used posted: “Whoever said ios7 was waterproof **** you.”

Another went for: “Wtf iOS7 isn’t waterproof!! Now my phone’s at the bottom of the river.”

Cruelly, the advert notes that the waterproofing is covered by Apple’s warranty. Somewhat unsurprisingly, the prank is thought to have originated from anonymous online forum 4Chan, which has been the source of several internet controversies over the past few years. We can only hope that, for the sake of humanity, the number of people that fell for this was quite limited.

Source: The Telegraph

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