Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fake iOS 7 ad claims to make iPhones waterproof

An unknown number of people have immersed their iPhones in water following a fake iOS 7 ad claiming that the new iOS version will make the iPhones waterproof.

ios 7 waterproof iphone damage ad
Screenshot of the fake ad, source unidentified.
A fake iOS 7 ad has started to spread. In the ad, it is claimed that an update to iOS 7 will make iDevices water proof due to some intelligence within iOS 7 that will shut down the device if it detects water to prevent damage. In addition, it is claimed that the waterproofing is covered by Apple's warranty policy. Needless to say, the advertisement is fake and anyone exposing their iPhones, iPods or iPads to water will definitely end up with a dead device that certainly is not covered by any Apple warranty.

The advertisement itself is well crafted and looks almost identical to the genuine ads for iOS 7. In addition, there are multiple variants of the fake advertisement which are all spreading through various social and internet channels. 

Apparently, there have already been multiple victims of this fake ad and some users have tweeted the following:
"Whoever said iOS 7 was waterproof, **** you,"
"Wtf iOS 7 isn't waterproof!! Now my phone's at the bottom of the river,"
To be honest, it is difficult to judge if the above tweets are genuine as to most people, realizing that a software update cannot provide waterproof capabilities to an electronic device is rather obvious.

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