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Common Sense Alert: Don’t Microwave Your Phone

“Imagine just how stupid the average person is, and then realize: half of them are stupider than that.”
-George Carlin

The new iPhone 6 is here, and hilarious stories of the best new internet hoaxes have arrived right along with it. Last year, a famous joke tricked hundreds of brand new iPhone users into destroying their phones by claiming that the new iOS update “made the phone waterproof.” I didn’t think it could get any better than that, but the internet proved me wrong… again!

This week, the new iPhone 6 hit stores. Not even 24 hours later, another hoax hit the internet, and this one’s even better than waterproofing. Introducing “Apple Wave”:

Fake “Apple Wave” advertisement

So let’s be serious for a minute. How numb do you have to be to put your brand new, $800 phone in a microwave and press start? You might be surprised. And if you’re wondering whether anyone fell for it…

Social reaction to fake “Apple Wave” ad

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