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PostSubject: Who fancies a laugh, good old 4Chan :p   Mon 30 Sep 2013, 14:31

Fake iOS7 'waterproof' iPhone claims dupe some owners into destroying smartphones

A fake advert claiming that Apple users can make their iPhones waterproof by upgrading the device’s software has reportedly tricked users into breaking their phones.

The misleading rumour has circulated on social networks accompanied by a mocked-up advert that closely resembles Apple’s official marketing.

“Update to iOS 7 and become waterproof” claims the ad (seen here) explaining that “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.”

Users who believed the advert reportedly upgraded their iPhones and dunked the devices to test the feature, only to find that they had broken the expensive gadgets.

Some have taken to Twitter to vent their displeasure at being tricked. One user wrote "Ok whoever said IOS7 is waterproof GO F*** YOURSELF".

The iOS 7 update was released by Apple last week and introduces many new features and a visual overhaul, but does not make iPhones waterproof.

The spoof advert reportedly originated on the notorious online forum 4chan, which regularly undertakes campaigns that hijack social media in order to trick the public.

One hoax from 2012 involved members of the forum hacking the official Twitter account of 'Entertainment Tonight' and broadcasting a message that popstar Justin Bieber has been diagnosed with cancer.

The message encouraged fans to shave their heads in support, with the the hashtag #BaldforBieber used to spread the hoax.

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PostSubject: Re: Who fancies a laugh, good old 4Chan :p   Tue 01 Oct 2013, 14:31

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PostSubject: Re: Who fancies a laugh, good old 4Chan :p   Wed 02 Oct 2013, 17:46

Fkn morons hahaha... I should get in on this tho Plenty of iPhones for me to fix!
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PostSubject: Re: Who fancies a laugh, good old 4Chan :p   Sat 05 Oct 2013, 02:54

My youngest has an Iphone, mine is like a tesco pay as you go cheap piece of shit. That said even the 10 year old (who owns an Iphone) could spot the bullshit when it came up on the sites.

There is a sucker born every minute is actually true i guess. lol

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PostSubject: Re: Who fancies a laugh, good old 4Chan :p   Tue 08 Oct 2013, 10:42

ahahah i heard about that, didnt know it came from 4chan though. Good stuff - natural selection really? Razz
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PostSubject: 4Chan strike again lol.    Tue 10 Dec 2013, 10:43

Warning over 4Chan Xbox One prank

Xbox One owners are being warned about an internet prank message that could wreck their console.

The prank message, originated on the 4Chan website, falsely claims to enable the new console to play games made for its predecessor - the XBox 360.

The Xbox One cannot play those older games and those following the bogus advice could "brick" their console, rendering it inoperable.

Microsoft issued a warning about the prank via social media site Twitter.
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"To be clear there is no way to make your Xbox One backwards compatible and performing steps to attempt this could make your console inoperable," wrote Larry Hryb, director of programming for Microsoft's Xbox Live network in a tweet.

The prank originated on a forum on 4Chan - a humour and discussion site known for playing tricks and pranks on the naive and gullible.

A message posted to one of its forums adapted a series of button presses, menu choices and ID details required to turn an Xbox One into a device that can be used by developers who need to test games for the console.

This sequence was independently discovered earlier in December and shared via a YouTube video.

Unfortunately, anyone following this advice who was not an actual Xbox game developer and who did not have a real ID would put their console into an endless start-up loop. Worse, there is no way to undo the damage once the console has been "bricked".

It is not clear how many people have followed the fake advice but a message crafted to look like it was issued by Microsoft and which listed the instructions was widely shared on games forums and social media networks.

Some tech news sites excerpted messages posted to the original thread on 4Chan, which suggest several people have destroyed their console this way. In the UK the console costs about £429.

The discussion thread on 4Chan where the advice originated has now been deleted.

The Xbox One advice is just one of the latest technologically-themed pranks to emerge from 4Chan. In September, the site was the source of a fake advert purporting to come from Apple, which claimed that iPhones updated to iOS 7 would become waterproof.

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PostSubject: Re: Who fancies a laugh, good old 4Chan :p   Fri 27 Dec 2013, 14:53

ROTF thats well harsh.. Someone gets there lovely new console but wants to play and old game and then fuck the thing up for good pahaha
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