After one of Samsung’s latest commercials poking fun at the iPhone’s short battery life, it is only logical to assume that Apple has been brainstorming about ways to make their electronics hold a longer charge and more efficient ways to do said charging. Some talented individuals have taken advantage of this assumption and have released a fake yet convincing solution for this dilemma: microwave your iPhone to charge it! From the font used to the layout of the information, at first glance it appears to be quite legitimate. The ad claims that one of the best features to the iOS8 update is the ability to “interface with your device’s radio-baseband allowing it to synchronize with microwave frequencies and use them to recharge your battery.” Tired of charging your phone for an hour or more? Pop it in the microwave for 60 seconds but not more than 300.
Let us be clear: DO NOT MICROWAVE YOUR iPHONE! While comical, this ad has been taken seriously and yes, people have indeed followed the instructions. Anytime you microwave metal, a chance of fire is likely which can cause damage to everything involved, including injuries to anyone nearby. We are more than happy to fix your iPhone but if the damage is from attempting to utilize the Wave feature, you are unfortunately (or fortunately) better off joining the line for a new iPhone 6. Incidentally the Wave feature should not be attempted on these either.