An Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 7 video has gone viral after a YouTube channel posted a video of the user trying to create a 3.5 mm headphone jack by drilling into the handset.
The iPhone 7 which was launched recently has caused a lot of controversy over Apple’s decision to get rid of the iPhone jack. The company issued several alternatives including lightning earphones that work perfectly with the lightning port for charging. The firm also provided an adapter for those who still want to use the 3.5 mm earphones. However, people are still doing the unthinkable and drilling their own iPhones.
A YouTuber by the name of TechRax posted a video in which he drills a 3.5 mm hole into an iPhone 7. He uses a 3.5 mm drill bit to drill the hole and a vice to hold the handset firmly as he carries out the task. Surprisingly the 3.5 mm headphone jack fits perfectly into the hole but unfortunately it does not work. One wonders why anyone thought that it would, which probably means the video is nothing but a publicity stunt.
The drilling trend continues
The video of a 3.5 mm port being drilled into an iPhone 7 went viral with more than 10 million views into the second week after it was posted on YouTube. Unfortunately, people may have gotten the wrong idea considering that there have been numerous reports of people drilling their iPhone 7 handsets. Unfortunately, doing this is pointless since the jack will not work. Users are therefore advised not to try this because it will not work and they also risk damaging their handsets irreparably.
The video was most likely posted to prove that that drilling an iPhone to make a 3.5 mm jack is a busted myth.
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