A hoax advertisement appearing on the internet told users of Apple‘s newly released iOS 8 that they could now quickly charge their iPhone using a household microwave oven.

The prank ad posted online said, “Microwaves can be used to quickly charge your device’s battery using any standard household microwave.”



The ad had the look and feel of other Apple ads, and that was enough for several gullible people to fall for it and fry their phones. Some posting the results on Twitter.

The fake ad was kind enough to give the following warning: “Do not Wave-charge for over 300 seconds”

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