Sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from Apple have led on from the record-breaking pre-order figures as planned by the American company, with the total for the two handsets reportedly already breaking 10 million units across its first weekend.
First released in a number of territories on 19 September, the products broke Apple’s record for the smartphone range after just 3 days of being put on shelves, and naturally continue to keep setting Apple’s internal bar higher.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said of the results so far: “Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier. We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-through records by a large margin. While our team managed the manufacturing ramp better than ever before, we could have sold many more iPhones with greater supply and we are working hard to fill orders as quickly as possible.”
Meanwhile, though, some people who are either in on the joke themselves, or just incredibly gullible enough to both spend so much money on an iPhone and then immediately waste it on something they just read of the internet.
That something was an ‘official-looking’ prank avert running on 4Chan, which claimed that a new feature of the iOS 8 operating system, named “Wave”, was the ability to charge the products via 90 seconds in a microwave. The results from those that actually tried it, as exampled above, were rather… predictable.
The same pranksters had done something similar with the iOS 7 announcement, suggesting it made the smartphone waterproof . Whatever they do next for iOS 9, you can assume that as before, people who follow the advice of these fake adverts will surely have deserved to spend whatever money they did on the ‘premium product’ and then witness it succumb to the elements…