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There's no other place like the internet. While it can be so helpful owing to the colossal repository of information it has to offer, it's this power alone which makes it equally detrimental.
The internet has the might to spread information very quickly (and trust us this is an understatement) but its inability to differentiate an unerring information from misinformation is what makes it dumb (yes, we said it).
Wondering what we are talking about? Allow us to explain.
On multiple instances, there have been hoaxes floating around the internet, especially about Apple's iPhones. And we are pretty sure that at one point or the other, you must've fallen for one of those hoaxes.
Let's take a look back at some of the most dumbest and hilarious iPhone tips to beat the Monday blues.
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have a secret headphone jack, seriously?
It all started when TechRax, a YouTube channel, posted a video literally drilling a hole into the iPhone 7 claiming that it'll help you ravel the hidden audio jack. Of course, they did it for fun but apparently, hundreds of people have tried this only to destroy their iPhones. We only wonder how people believe such kind of baseless, if not foolish information. I mean seriously people? Drilling a hole into an iPhone?
Updating the iPhone to iOS 7 will make it waterproof
Another foolish yet hilarious trick is the iOS 7 waterproof hoax. A fake advertisement (with an uncanny resemblance to what an official Apple advert would look like) popped online saying that updating to iOS will somehow magically turn your iPhone waterproof.
There's no truth attached to this news. Waterproofing is a feature more dependent on hardware than on software so it just doesn't make sense.
Things definitely don’t end well when you place an iPhone in a Microwave
There's no doubt that Microwaves are great for baking food, but don't ever dare to place an electronic gadget into it for things may not end well.
The same folks who've spread the iPhone-waterproof hoax are to be blamed for rolling out an advert that claims iOS 8 brings support for "microwave charging." This advert posits that iOS 8 has the ability to charge the iPhone when it's placed in a microwave for a moment.
Furthermore, a few users have taken this seriously and tried to check out what sounds to be a cool technology eventually, to find out what a blunder it was.
Blast from the past
In contrast to the above hoaxes, this one is actually a bug in iOS. It all started when a user changed the device's date to January 1, 1970.
Whenever a person changes their device's current date to January 1, 1970, the newer Apple iPhones (iPhone 5s and above) would abruptly stop working normally and wouldn't turn on if they were switched off.
And pranksters being classic pranksters, spread rumours that changing the date on your iPhone to January 1, 1970, will unlock a retro Macintosh theme. What's funny is that a lot of people have actually tried it only to end up with bricked handsets.
That said, this bug was patched up by the iOS 9.3 update.
Nope! Bending is not a feature
Apple's unfortunate design flaw with the iPhone 6 was very controversial and was criticised severely. However, people didn't seem to lose any opportunity that came their way to make some fortune. Soon, a few posted videos on YouTube claiming that bending of the iPhones was not a flaw but a feature.
Apparently, people have seemed to believe this. If you don't believe us open YouTube, search for iPhone 6 bendable feature, and scour through the comment section to find it out for yourself.