No, you should not drill a hole in your iPhone 7

By , Sep 28, 2016

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Unbelievably, some of the techies I spoke to believe that maybe, somehow, the 3.5mm headphone jack will make a comeback in the next year’s iPhone. That ship has sailed, of course, but that’s not stopping pranksters and jokers on YouTube from milking the headphone jack meme for all it’s worth, like a video titled “Secret Hack To Get Headphone Jack on the iPhone 7” from YouTuber TechRax.

In it, TechRax suggests that users drill a hole in their brand spanking new iPhone 7 in order to access a supposedly hidden headphone jack inside the device.

“This video is for those who don’t want to get $159 wireless AirPods or have to insert your headphones into an adapter every time you listen to music,” TechRax writes.

His clip has gone viral, amassing more than twelve million views.

The original idea started as a meme on 4chan.

For those wondering what’s hidden behind the metal inside the faux speaker grille to the left of the Lightning port, it’s a barometric vent that improves the reliability and accuracy of the barometer sensor found inside the water-resistant iPhone 7 chassis.

Stay safe, boys and girls, and don’t believe everything you watch on YouTube.

Source: TechRax via BusinessInsider

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  • Ángel Javier Esquivel

    dip shts tbh

  • burge

    And some will have done it because there was some who thought that a iOS update made the device water proof, if you remember that one.

  • RustyShackleford716

    Idiots, idiots everywhere…

  • Jamessmooth

    We don’t let Darwinism take effect nearly as much as it should. No one should feel bad for these people.

  • Mike M. Powell

    I don’t even feel bad these idiots lol

  • Riley Freeman

    why are you blogs posting these articles? Anyone dumb enough to drill a hole into their phone deserves what they get. Apple employees should laugh them out of the store too.

  • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

    TechRax has done it again. ThioJoe and him are the kings of trolls.

  • techfreak23

    Must be a slow day at the office if you actually had to acknowledge this with a post. People are idiots. Let them be. Natural selection will take care of them…

  • Smegmatron

    Instructions not clear enough. Drilled my c**ck instead

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  • Stephen Hedger

    Thing is.. Surely plugging in a pair of headphones would have muted the phone and the music would then have come out the headphones? Of course it’s fake but…

    • techfreak23

      That is not how that works. The phones with the headphone jacks actually have a couple of bearings in the port (take a flashlight and take a peek) that get pressed when you insert headphones. It’s how your phone knows when to stop playback when the headphones are unplugged. Drilling a hole into an iPhone 7 is not going to stop playback or change it at all by filling the empty hole.

      • Stephen Hedger

        You kind of misunderstood. I meant if the video creator was really trying to fool people then there would have been no Audio as it would have been “apparently” coming from the headphones to make the hoax more real.

  • I’m actually ashamed that this needed saying. The people that do this entirely deserve it.

  • Rowan09

    People do know something exists called Bluetooth right? Why even 2 million views? Man I need to step up my game because this nonsense got 2 million views. I didn’t even watch the video.

  • Only drill a hole in your iphone; if you’ve first charged it for 15 minutes in the microwave. NOT!

  • Diego

    And I just here in Brazil wishing I could have money to buy a iPhone 7 🙁

  • White nigga from the 6

    I did this and it does not work. You do hear some type of. Vibrations when you connect aux just saying.

  • bestshingles

    Why are you trying to keep iPhone users from having acess to their 3.5mm port?
    Must be a conspiracy, are you associated with the manufacturers of Bluetooth headsets?

  • bestshingles

    It only doesn’t work because you didn’t follow the second video, where you solder leads from the internal speaker to the 3.5mm jack, supplying the ear buds from there…

  • basilis

    it is posts like this that made this stupid video viral.

  • andiebrust

    Give these people a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and hope for the best.

  • Mallouk Malek