iOS 7 Waterproof Prank Leads to Ruined iPhones, Angry Users

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I'm having a bit of trouble wrapping my head around this one. A mock advertisement for iOS 7, Apple's new mobile operating system which hit just a few days ago, claimed that the updated OS would render the device waterproof. The explaination read that a "smart-switch" would shut off all relevant components should the device come in contact with water, protecting the gadget's circuitry. It's a funny idea, to be sure, and the advertisement was well made, looking just like Apple's official advertising.

The ad looked so authentic that it apparently convinced some Apple users to test the new feature, resulting in some waterlogged iPhones with some very upset owners. The joke appears to have originated on 4Chan, which is widely known as a treacherous hive of scum and villainy.

Let this be a lesson. No, I'm not going to say to stop believing things you read on the Internet; we're on the Internet, after all. No, the lesson is to never, under any circumstances, test an electronic's waterproof capabilities.

via UK Telegraph


Dylan Duarte is a freelance writer who's covered film, television, videogames, and of course tech! He's also an aspiring screenwriter and likes that watching movies is considered "work" because of it. You can follow him on twitter @dylanduarte, but be warned that it's mostly the nonsensical ramblings of a potty-mouth.

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