A video purporting to reveal the secret headphone jack in the iPhone 7 has over 10 million views on YouTube. To get to the hidden headphone jack, according to the video, you’ll need to drill into the bottom of the phone while placing it snugly into a vice.
Obviously, this is where most of us figure out the video is a prank. Unfortunately, not everyone did.
— Taras Maksimuk (@TechRax) September 25, 2016
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The video was produced by Traras Maksimuk, a California-based vlogger that ‘specializes in smashing technology for your pleasure.’ A quick glance at his other videos reveals titles like “what happens if you microwave an iPhone 7” and “can the iPhone 7 survive liquid nitrogen for five minutes” among other similarly-titled “do not try this at home” videos. All counted, Maksimuk has seven videos of him destroying the iPhone 7.
Apparently, that’s not enough to make people realize that maybe he’s not an authority on the iPhone, but a reputable source on how to destroy it.
The comment page has more than a few tales of horror that ensued after following Maksimuk’s advice. Some of them are trolling, as YouTuber’s — or internet users in general — do, but you’d have to assume there are at least a few gullible suckers in the bunch that destroyed their iPhone’s while trying to create a headphone jack out of thin air.
“WTF??? Fuck you! My screen turned black the moment I started drilling and now I can’t even open it.”
“TECHRAX YOU PIECE OF SHIT I DID THIS AND THE SOUND DOESN NOT WORK AT ALL,” said Artur.
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.”
I was hoping I wouldn’t have to say this, but just to be safe — please don’t drill holes in your iPhone.
via The Guardian