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YouTube Video Has iPhone 7 Users Drilling Holes In Their Phones

By Kim , Sep 27, 2016 07:48 AM EDT
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A YouTube video showing how to drill a headphone jack into an iPhone 7 have fooled some iPhone owners into actually doing it.

The video, which has gone viral, comes from the YouTube Channel called TechRax, demonstrated how the iPhone 7 can be clamped into a vise and pierced with a 3.5-mm drill bit where the headphone jack used to be in earlier models.

The person doing the demonstration in the video then shows how to plug in a regular headphone into the newly bored hole. Music did play from the phone, but it sounded like it was coming from the phone's speakers, not the headphones. Watch the video below:

Since the video's posting last Sept. 17, iPhone 7 owners have apparently taken this advice and did the same to their own devices, to their own loss as it turned out to be a hoax. The video's comments section is now filled with feedback from angry iPhone 7 owners that the so-called fix didn't work.

"I am a full time College student and I spent my savings on this phone!!!...It flickers on and off and the speaker no longer works! I do not understand why you would trick me. My Uncle is a lawyer and I am suing to the full extent of the law," wrote one user in the comments.

"Thanks bro, I destroyed my iPhone 7. 700 dollars at trash, thanks," wrote another.

The video owner has not responded to any of these comments at this time. However, other commenters were quick to call out these users, telling them that it was their own fault for thinking that drilling a hole into a phone won't break it. Some tech sites have also warned the public that this is not a solution for giving the iPhone 7 a headphone jack.

The iPhone 7 was announced earlier this month. The new model will not have the 3.5-mm headphone jack, but will instead use the charging port on the bottom to connect the earbuds designed specifically for the iPhone 7. Users who want to use their old headphones will need to purchase an adapter to connect them to the iPhone 7.

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