People Are Actually Drilling Holes In Their iPhone 7s For The ‘Secret’ Headphone Jack
A video claiming that users can add a headphone socket to the iPhone 7, which only has a Lightning port, by drilling into the bottom of their phone has been watched almost 10m times.
The prank video shows a man drilling a 3.5mm hole into the bottom left edge of the iPhone 7 held in a vice. It points to the row of small holes on the left side that replaced the headphone socket present on the iPhone 6S and claims that drilling into the second hole on the left reveals a hidden socket.
Once the hole has been drilled the video shows an iPhone 7 playing music, although the sound comes out of the speakers, not the white headphones now inserted in the DIY hole.
Obviously, the video is nothing more than a joke, right?
It’s a no-brainer to understand it was a joke. But some Apple fans took it literally and ended up drilling their iPhone 7 which comes at a price of a good multimedia laptop. In the process of trying to get the analog jack on the iPhone, people’s devices become dead. Here are some comments you might want to read:
Comments on the video include:
Sinus Plexus: Help! Now my old headphones fit in but the phone doesn’t work anymore!
adambsk8: I followed all the steps you said and it won’t even turn back on. do I gotta update it or download the headphone jack app?
Miranda Gonzalez: I tried this, and now there’s no sound coming out my phone. ?
MackaliMesut: I drilled the hole in it. The headphone doesn’t go all the way in. Do I need to drill deeper? Also my phone turned off because of low battery I think. I’m charging it for an hour now it doesn’t turn on, is this normal?
TechRax isn’t meant to be an informational tutorial. It’s a joke, but some people aren’t laughing. The video directs users to place their new iPhone 7 in a vice and drill a hole into the bottom of the device. Then, plug in earbuds and listen to your favorite song, even though sound doesn’t appear to come through the earbuds in the video.
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