Users are freaking out after they destroyed their iPhone devices thanks to a fake iOS 7 ad. In the advertisement, it is claimed that upgrading to iOS 7 will waterproof your smartphone.
Apparently non-tech savvy users believed an operating system upgrade could magically waterproof their device’s electronic hardware components.
The ad reads:
“Update to iOS 7 and become waterproof” and then explains, “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.”
Several users dunked their iPhone devices into water after performing the upgrade. Those users eventually took to Twitter where they left anger messages:
“Ok whoever said IOS7 is waterproof GO F*** YOURSELF”.
For the very clear record, the iOS 7 platform is not magic, it does not waterproof your smartphone, it will not tell you the future, and it doesn’t summon the spirit of Steve Jobs.
With more than 200 million users already upgrading their smartphones to the iOS 7 platform we expect that quite a few people likely fell for the iOS 7 waterproofing
The first clue that the iOS 7 waterproofing ad was fake? It showed up in online forum 4chan.
4Chan as you may recall helped spread the #BaldforBieber hoax in 2012. That hoax led to fans crying after they realized they shaved their heads for no reason.
In the meantime, if you see the ad at the top of this page, just ignore it and move on.