A fake ad claiming that upgrading to iOS7 would make the phone ‘become waterproof’ has led to those taken in destroying their phones as they looked to test the claim.
The ad and the rumour, circulated through social media and suggested that “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 is suggested that the spoof advert originated on online forum 4chan.
iOS7 is waterproof! Put your iPhone in the sink and try it out :) such a cool new feature pic.twitter.com/n3ADDnKgR0
— Mathias (@britneyspeans) September 24, 2013
I think the coolest feature of the iOS 7 is how it makes every iPhone waterproof. Try it!
— Erik (@torgospizza) September 19, 2013
Ok whoever said IOS7 is waterproof GO FUCK YOURSELF
— joe (@sweenz001) September 22, 2013
Come on own up who is Stooopid enough to believe that a firmware update ios7 will 'waterproof' their iPhone ??? Fooking retards !
— Ross Coombs (@coombzy77) September 24, 2013