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The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
iPhones are not waterproof.
Apple released the iOS 7 update for iPhones last week, and pranksters (allegedly from 4chan) set to work creating a series of spoof ads claiming the update made iPhones waterproof.

Update to iOS 7 and become waterproof.
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.




Needless to say, the iOS 7 update does not make the iPhone waterproof.

It's not clear if anyone fell for the joke and tried dunking their iPhone in water. But a few people have been tweeting angry remarks about the hoax, such as, "Ok whoever said IOS7 is waterproof GO F*** YOURSELF". But it's hard to know if these tweeters are being serious, or just playing along with the joke. More info: independent.co.uk, buzzfeed.com.
Categories: Technology
Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 24, 2013
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