Placing your iPhone in the microwave will destroy the phone, and possibly the microwave.

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While that might seem obvious to some people, others have fallen for the “Wave” hoax making its way around online. The fake advertisement insists that the new iOS 8 allows users to charge their iPhones by placing them in a “household microwave for a minute and a half.”

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Microwave energy will not charge your smartphone. To the contrary, it will scorch the device and render it inoperable. If you nuke your smartphone and subsequently complain about it online, people will probably make fun of you.

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Anyone who’s broken their iPhone within the past week or two, and wants to stay within the Apple ecosystem, probably has their sights set on either the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. As with any new iPhone release, however, hordes of people wanting to upgrade all but guarantees long waits for the devices.

For its part, Apple hopes the new iPhones’ larger screens—the iPhone 6 measures 4.7 inches, while the iPhone 6 Plus clocks in at an impressive 5.5 inches—will draw away customers who previously went for the ultra-large “phablets” produced by Android-based manufacturers such as Samsung.

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15 Responses to “Do Not Toss Your iPhone 6 in the Microwave”


FanboiSeptember 22, 2014

Ok but this is only for iPhone6 right? Other iPhones will be ok.

September 22, 2014 at 11:35 am

Mike CahillSeptember 22, 2014

C’mon! Give Darwinism a chance!

September 22, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Marc LSeptember 23, 2014

What never heard of Hot Apple Pie…LOL…At least Android(Samsung) users, Know how to use there heads…And not like most trapped in the apple box….

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September 23, 2014 at 8:21 am

rxantosSeptember 23, 2014

Nice sales technique.

Get your costumers to destroy their devices voiding their guarantee so they buy another to avoid telling their spouses how stupid they where.