iOS 7 waterproofs your device.. erm…Not.

iOS 7 waterproofs your device.. erm...Not.

A fake Apple advert claiming the new iOS7 software makes iPhones and iPads waterproof has apparently fooled some users into destroying their devices.

The “advert” circulating on social media sites claims that updating devices with the operating system installs a “smart switch” that cuts off the phone’s power supply when water is detected. This, it claims, “prevents any damage to your iPhone’s delicate circuitry”.

The advert looks remarkably similar to an authentic Apple advertisement, with the same plain white background and minimalist font and style.

iOS 7 waterproofs your device.. erm...Not.
It seems some users have been fooled into dunking their expensive gadgets into water to test out the promised feature, only to render their devices useless. ??

Anyone going to admit they’ve done it?

Just to make perfectly clear, your iPhone is NOT waterproof in any way and there is NO smartswitch.

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  • Martin

    That makes me LOL, are some people really that gullible?

    • Ross

      Sadly, I think if certain iPhone users saw an advert claiming that iOS 7 update would spawn a parachute should you jump off a cliff, a few people would try it!

      Maybe water resistance and parachutes are in the next update ;)

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  • Guest

    So what evidence do you have that people are actually doing this then?