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iPhone users fall for fake microwave trick

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Several iPhone users have fallen victim to an internet prank advising them to charge their phones using a microwave.

The prank, started on infamous online forum 4chan, described a feature called ‘Wave’, calling it an “iOS 8 exclusive”.

With an authetic-looking Apple ad, pranksters told unsuspecting internet users that the new iOS 8 operating system would allow them to “wave charge your device by placing it within a household microwave for a minute and a half”.

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Unfortunately, their prank was extremely convincing and several iPhones paid the price.

“I tried using the new IOS 8 feature WAVE where you can charge your phone with a microwave, does not work,” one Twitter user wrote.

A few people were left with a shattered phone after it exploded from the heat, while others found that their device abruptly erupted in flames.

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