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

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.

“Hey Siri, see you on the seventh!”

Siri giving witty responses ahead of major Apple events has become something of a tradition for Apple and part of the festivities by its eager fans. The just-announced September 7 iPhone 7 press conference is no exception. Thanks to a silent backend update, Siri now serves up a variety of amusing responses when asked about the iPhone 7 event.

Best thing you check them out for yourself.

This is how I know Samsung will ditch the headphone jack

Three days ago, Samsung of South Korea took the wraps off its flagship Galaxy Note 7 phablet. It’s a cool, powerful smartphone that features a curved 5.7-inch AMOLED screen, Galaxy S7-like design, speedy chips, an iris scanner and an improved S Pen (which has learned a few new tricks, like translating words, and is now waterproof itself).

Believe it or not, a Samsung executive during the Note 7 unveiling mocked live, on stage, Apple’s rumored decision to remove the 3.5mm audio jack from the next iPhone.

“You know what else it [Note 7] comes with? An audio jack. I’m just saying,” he quipped.

Good deal: 41% off this remote control mini drone

Folks looking to pick up something different this holiday season for that special someone, or even themselves, may want to check out the SKEYE Nano Drone. The remote control quadcopter is small enough that it can be flown almost anywhere, and right now deal site StackSocial is offering it at a steep discount.

UPDATE: You can get this mini drone for even cheaper from Amazon.

Drones have become increasingly popular in recent years, and are guaranteed to be a hot-ticket item this holiday season. The SKEYE differs itself from the rest of the pack with its size and agility. It measures just 1.57×1.57 inches and utilizes a 6-axis flight control System, making it perfect for performing stunts.

Lenovo breaks Apple’s MacBook in half in “hidden” camera prank vid

You may recall that Lenovo recently teamed up with Microsoft on a television commercial which dissed the MacBook Air because the ultra-thin Apple notebook is not a convertible machine like Lenovo’s Yoga 3 Pro. Now the computer maker is back at it with a new video Tuesday.

Crafted in co-operation with UCB Comedy’s funniest prank shoppers and presented as a hidden camera prank, the clip depicts a guy pitching Lenovo’s new Yoga 3 convertible to mall shoppers.

How?

By breaking MacBooks in half to demonstrate how the Yoga 3 combines two devices into one, a traditional laptop and a tablet.

Fun Friday: IKEA spoofs iPad ads, Joy of Tech pokes fun of Apple’s product cycle

Ikea channels Jony Ive to promote its 2015 furniture catalog, Joy of Tech spoofs the seven phases every true Apple fan goes through in between product launches — dang, it must by a Friday!

To help you get prepared for the weekend, I’ve cherry-picked a pair of linkbait memes that’ve been making rounds this week. You should find the Ikea video amusing and the Joy of Tech comic hilarious as you head out for the weekend, your very last weekend before Apple’s big reveal on Tuesday changes everything, all over again.

Random strangers react to iPhone 6 dummy

You’ve seen kids react to such ancient technology as the Apple II, but how about your average Joe’s reaction after being shown a mockup of a piece of future technology? That’s exactly what led the guys over at UrAvgConsumer to take to the streets of New York City and ask normals to share their impressions on a dummy unit of the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6.

Reactions vary from ‘beautiful, I like it’ to a complete disbelief. The video is right after the break so give it a watch and meet us in comments…

Kids react to Apple II: ‘too much pixelation’, ‘where’s the mouse’ and ‘I don’t get the 1970s’

The Fine Brothers (Benny and Rafi Fine) have made a name for themselves with their popular React video series, comprised of shows like Kids React, Teens React, Elders React and YouTubers React.

In the latest episode of the Kids React show, today’s generation of 6-13-year-olds get confused by an Apple II, one of the first mass-produced computers designed primarily by Steve Wozniak…

Guy impersonates Apple Store employee, tells shoppers to go Android

A new prank is making rounds on the web as comedian and YouTuber Tyler Fischer impersonates an Apple Store employee at four different locations in New York City, telling unsuspecting customers to switch to Android because the iPhone is too pricey.

He can be also seen convincing customers that new iPhones are coming tomorrow and that the iPad has “400 megapixels” – megapixels, not megabytes – of RAM and “300 Skype units”…

Everything is a Remix: the iPhone edition

The Everything is a Remix video series by New York-based filmmaker Kirby Ferguson plays on the remix culture and its key mantra that everything around us is a remix of previously made stuff and that all original material builds off of and remixes previously existing material.

The four-part video series and the companion website covers songs that remain the same, explores the remix techniques involved in producing films, details how innovations truly happen and criticizes the laws that fail to recognize the derivative nature of creativity.

The fifth one (not part of the series, it’s a standalone video) is about the iPhone. Go ahead and hit the More link to watch it now, you know you want to…

If Siri drove a car…

Forget Apple’s iOS in the Car initiative, or Siri Eyes Free, or even big name car makers rolling out support for iOS mirroring and other hands-free features that tap Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices – here comes the ultimate Siri-driven feature (yeah, pun intended).

Introducing Steeri, the world’s first driverless car app.

Put together by the Smart Department sketch comedy group, the video humorously depicts what Siri-powered driving might be like. The video is right after the jump so have a look and join us in comments…