iOS 7: users destroy iPhones after fake waterproof advert

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posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 02:38 PM
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Apparently there has been an advert going around that claims updating to apples ios 7 makes your iphone water proof..and some people have been falling for it.




The fake commercial appeared almost identical to Apple's real poster advertising with images of the iPhone on a white background accompanied by neat text.

"Update to iOS 7 and become waterproof", the poster read.

"In an emergency, a smart-switch will shut off the phone's power supply and corresponding components to prevent any damage to your iPhone's delicate circuitry," it explained.

At the bottom of the poster was a promise that "waterproofing [is] covered by Apple's warranty policy".

After being shared on social media sites by users encouraging people to try the new feature soon angry complaints appeared from those fooled by the joke.

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Most people are pointing the finger at 4 Chan and it seems like their sort of humor. Most people are of the opinion that anyone dumb enough to fall for this pretty much deserves it


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posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 02:42 PM
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I've lost all faith in humanity...



posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 02:43 PM
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Already been posted, but yeah, it's hard to believe people fell for it. I'm sure the perps are having a good laugh at their expense.

Waterproof iPhone
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posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 02:52 PM
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Another of the ads








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posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 04:23 PM
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Yellow all.

You know why there are "smart phones", now ?
It's to compensate for the dumbs using them ! !

Blue skies.



posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 04:37 PM
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I wish that someone would come out with this technology. It would be pretty ideal considering how many people break their phones due situations involving liquid.
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posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 04:53 PM
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I have no sympathy for anyone that fell for this scam(?). Whilst it is a bit unfair that whoever made the advert has caused a lot of anger/misery to some foolish apple fanboys(girls), they were still silly enough to purposely dunk their iPhones in water to test it.

I didn't laugh, I just shook my head.



posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 04:59 PM
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PhoenixOD
~snip~

Most people are of the opinion that anyone dumb enough to fall for this pretty much deserves it




...in other news 391 members of Congress recently submitted requisitions for replacement i-phones.



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posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 04:59 PM
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I for one love this. The stupidity of the average person will never cease to amaze me. A software update that magically waterproofs the internal circuits...lol priceless.
Instant classic. And far more respectable that the infamous 4chan epilepsy raid. These people actually deserve what they got in this instance IMO



posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 05:00 PM
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Yes, the people that fell for it do deserve it. The people that made the ad, I don't know how you sleep at night really.

The people that fall for something so bleedingly not true need to exist as poster boys/girls of how not to be so dumb.
I don't know how Darwinism hasn't already taken care of people this gullible. I'm honestly more annoyed at them than the fake ad makers



posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 05:02 PM
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The Japanese have had fully waterproof cellphones for a few years now.
All makes and models. You have to wonder why they won't allow them in the USA.
Maybe because you have to buy a new one, even if you have insurance.
Insurance doesn't cover water damage.
Go figure



posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 05:03 PM
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To be completely honest, with all the crazy stuff that Apple has come out with lately, I'm surprised that this isn't real. I understand that people should have been smarter about it, but with the latest technology, it could have been possible that this was a new type of technology.

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posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 05:05 PM
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I'm sorry.....this is just hilarious.
Seriously, I have absolutely no sympathy for anyone who ruined their phone over this. GOOD, I say! LOL But I'm sad at the same time, knowing there are people who actually thought this was true.



posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 05:06 PM
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Original thread here:

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 05:09 PM
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Kids, teen-agers and young adults I can see falling for this, and not because they're stupid!!! For the rotten ATS'er that said they deserved it... rude!!!!

What suxs most of all.... Taking the trust of people and making them the butt of your jokes, pranks ect.

I've noticed on TV people like Shack, Rob D, world's dumbest, funniest home... People are pranking their loved ones, friends and it's over the top. People have gotten to the point where a lot of these pranks are getting out of hand and hurting people bad. People are also trying to out-do each other because of these funny-funny (not!) shows and again, trying to out-do what they've seen on TV... YouTube ect

It's irritating that every piece of UFO video or Paranormal video ect you can't trust!!! You basically need to send the video off to be scrutinize by a professional.

I don't like the fact that you have to flippin question every little thing, person and now Companies you may trust because they may have been hijacked. I don't want more Government intruding on our lives and I definitely don't want them policing our on-line anonymous profiles- but just like we go after hackers, we need a law to stop over the top lies or negligent behavior causing anyone harm.

I think... If these people can be caught for false information they should also be sued for any damages caused by their funny little lie/ prank. I see a lot of people thinking twice before they try to harm anyone with false information.
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posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 05:13 PM
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Quyll
To be completely honest, with all the crazy stuff that Apple has come out with lately, I'm surprised that this isn't real. I understand that people should have been smarter about it, but with the latest technology, it could have been possible that this was a new type of technology.

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You really think this could have been believable from a software update? A software update cannot protect a non-waterproof phone. A hardware update, yes.

If my laptop suddenly started showing the same message I wouldn't throw it in the bath tub



posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 05:27 PM
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Morons who are a stain on humanity.


King



posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 05:28 PM
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and how exactly do you propose that downloading an software update is supposed to make physical changes to the circuts inside?
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posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 09:04 PM
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tjack

PhoenixOD
~snip~

Most people are of the opinion that anyone dumb enough to fall for this pretty much deserves it




...in other news 391 members of Congress recently submitted requisitions for replacement i-phones.



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HA HA HA HA Thank sooooooooooooo mcuh, that was a good laugh.


Grim



posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 10:20 PM
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Did we forget about self-accountability? Do your really want to chance ruining your $600+ phone? Waterproof or not, I take certain measures to make sure my device isn't anywhere near water. The waterproof thing should be a failsafe if anything.
Suing the people who made this ad? Really?
LOL, I can't believe that was even said.

I don't feel bad for the idiots who ruined their phones.





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