How dull ARE Apple users?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by RichA, Sep 30, 2013.

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    RichA Guest

    Waterproof iPhone' Ad Hoax Tricked Users Into Destroying Their Handsets
    The Guardian ^ | 9/25 | Samuel Gibbs

    Fake advert claimed Apple's latest iOS 7 update could make iPhones waterproof
    by automatically shutting off power supply

    A hoax advert shared on social networking sites has tricked iPhone users into
    thinking the latest software upgrade had also made their phones waterproof.

    The hoax claimed that iOS 7 included a "smart-switch" that automatically
    protected the iPhone's "delicate circuitry ... it will shut off the phone's
    power supply and corresponding components to prevent any damage".

    The misleading rumour was circulated on Twitter, Facebook and other social
    networking sites and reinforced by a convincing spoof advert which mimicked
    Apple's own marketing material.


    iOS7 making people sick:



    Apple app directs drivers into the path of planes

    26 September 2013 Last updated at 13:33 BST

    At least two drivers have driven onto a runway at an airport in Alaska after following directions from their Apple iPhone maps app.

    Fairbanks International Airport had to shut an access route usually used by local light aircraft pilots.

    Apple have temporarily fixed the error, but a spokesman for the firm was unable to provide comment.

    Dermot Cole, Fairbanks reporter who broke the story told BBC Radio 5 live's Up All Night: "They drove right across the runway to get to the terminal - luckily there's been no accidents and no planes were landing."
    RichA, Sep 30, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    On 9/29/2013 7:20 PM, RichA wrote:

    I posted that a few days ago.
    PeterN, Sep 30, 2013
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