Some prankster put out a fake ad that mimics Apple’s style and claims that iOS 7 will make your iOS devices waterproof.
We’re not sure why a software update should change how the hardware reacts to outside elements, but some people may not know that. It’s important to know that a lot of the people using iOS devices (iPhones and iPads) may be folks who normally didn’t use electronics or smartphones before. Many of them weren’t computer users, but were comfortable with an iPad. Those folks may think that the prank is real.
It’s unfortunate, because just a little education on these electronic devices would tell them otherwise.
Still, it’s happened already, and let’s hope that these people don’t make mistakes like these again.