Latest Hoax is Frying iPhones

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Latest Hoax is Frying iPhones

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Southport business UK Tech Repair is warning the people of Southport not to fall for a hoax that is affecting thousands of iPhone users.

The hoax that is circulating the internet is telling iPhone users that after upgrading their phone to the IOS8 operating system is convincing people that they can now wirelessly charge their iPhones in the microwave using a new feature in iOS 8 called ‘WAVE’.

The hoax was started by 4Chan as the latest in a string of iOS-based hoaxes that include a software update that would make your iPhone waterproof last year.

Called ‘WAVE’ the fake feature would ‘interface with your device’s radio-baseband, allowing it to synchronize with microwave frequencies and use them to recharge your battery.’

A customer came into UK Tech Repair with their iPhone 5s after falling for the hoax.  The upset lady had literally charred her phone and it was beyond repair.

UK Tech Repair is located on Birkdale Trading Estate, behind C and D Vans.  They specialise in mobile phone, Apple, laptop and PC repair. 

Unit 40C, Birkdale Trading Estate,174 Liverpool Road, Southport, Merseyside.PR8 4NY

01704 564943

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