Hoax alert: No, drilling into an iPhone 7 does not reveal secret headphone jack

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The iPhone 7 headphone jack, or rather the lack of one, has caused a lot of discussion in recent months. However, a recent spoof YouTube video claims to show a secret hack connected to making your own, using a 3.5mm drill.

The idea of drilling a hole in the case of your new iPhone would or should make users ask a few questions.

The video shows a hole being drilled into the bottom corner of the device and then a roughly-hewn hole and a headphone cable being plugged in.

The video has had over 10 million views with hundreds of thousands “likes” and 88,000 “dislikes”, with perhaps many of these from people who have fallen for the spoof video!

One person believed to be an owner wrote “I tried this and end up with display destruction and it not working…I really commit biggest mistake of my life by watching this video”.

Another supposed user wrote: “WTF??? Fuck you! My screen turned black the moment I started drilling and now I can’t even open it.”

While a user by the name of 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.”

The description of the video reads: “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.”

Sadly, if you do drill into the bottom of you iPhone you will probably be drilling into the expanded taptic engine which sits quite happily in the space that the headphone jack has vacated.

And let’s face it, when has drilling into a smartphone ever been a good idea?

Both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus have an alternative, either Bluetooth or via a Lightning port, to the headphone jack which Apple claims gives users are far better audio experience.

Apple says its new AirPods eliminate the need for wireless headphones by its ability to auto connect to all of your devices.

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