QTECH – Don’t do this at home (or at work). Unless you’ve been living off some remote island or the jungles of Costa Rica, you have heard that the new iPhone recently out has no headphone port, the great minds at Apple deciding to do away with wire connected headphones in the iPhone 7, which only has a lightning port.
But some iPhone users won’t have any of that, so a prank video that had gone viral on the social media, shows a man drilling a 3.5mm hole in the bottom left hedge of the iPhone 7 held in a vice, claiming that users can add a headphone socked to their new phone by simply drilling the hole.
The video, produced by Sacramento, California-based Ukrainian YouTuber Taras Maksimuk who “specialises in smashing technology for your pleasure” according to his profile, which has more than 11 million views at the writing of the post, shows that once the hole has been drilled you can plug in your headphones and listen to the music.
OK, the music is really coming out of the speakers and surprisingly and surprisingly the phone did not get damaged. WARNING, the video is a prank and common sense says that drilling into it will damage it.
Some of the comments (38,158 and counting) on YouTube go like this:
Dude said, “WTF??? F**k you! My screen turned black the moment I started drilling and now I can’t even open it.”
Lukelaluke123 said: “ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I WAITD TILL MY DAD WAS SLEEP THEN I WENT TO THE GARAGE AND GOT HIS DIRLL AND DID THIS ND NOW MY IPHONE WONT NOT EVEN WORK!!!!! YOU ARE SUCH ASCUM BAG WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS IM GOING TO MAEK SURE YOURE UTUBE CHANNEL IS GETS SHUT DOWN.”
Toxic Predator said, “I drilled a hole in my iPhone 7 and it worked! ALSO!!!!! if you throw your phone off into the grand canyon and the put a jack-hammer to it it gives you unlimited apps for free and unlimited memory! ALSO ANOTHER HACK!!!!!!!!!! if you throw it into a volcano it will print money!!!”
MackaliMesut1 said, “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 of because of low battery I think. I’m charging it for an hour now it doesn’t turn on, is this normal?”
Besides the hole drilling, Maksimuk has other videos on destroying the iPhone 7, including what happenrs if you microwave it or place it in liquid nitrogen for five minutes. Remember, Apple says its new phone is water-resistant.
In total there are seven videos showing him destroying the iPhone 7, which seemingly hasn’t stopped people from drilling holes into the phone bottom of their new iPhones.