iPhone 7 users drill hole in phone to get 3.5mm jack back, fail hard


The iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, Apple’s new batch of iPhones for the year 2016-17, do not ship with a standard 3.5mm audio jack. Instead, the phones come with a single connectivity port for charging, data syncing and audio out, and ship with a lightning to 3.5mm adapter inside the box so users can continue to connect their regular headphones with them. That being said, the omission of the 3.5mm jack from the new iPhones hasn’t gone too well with fans and critics alike. A YouTube channel, of the name TechRax has come to their rescue. Well, not really.
The channel has posted a – fake – video which shows users how to get back the 3.5mm jack on their iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It tricks users into drilling a hole in to their iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, in the same area where the jack existed once upon a time. Going by the comments underneath, it’s pretty obvious that some; if not a clear majority, desperate users have fallen for the prank. Some of them, did indeed, drill a hole into their recently purchased iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

“I tried this and ended up with display destruction and it not working… I really committed the biggest mistake of my life by watching this video,” said one user.To that effect – of the jack not working – there was also someone who had some advice, to get the thing working.

“Since some people are still having issues, a bit of advice. The guy seems to have missed the part about cleaning the phone after drilling. In order to clean out the 3.5mm socket of debris from the drill you need to soak the phone in soapy water for around 15 minutes so all the drill shavings are loosened. Then give the phone a shake once you’re done. Hope this helps someone,” suggests one user.This seems to be another prank, as clearly, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are not fully water resistant. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are Apple’s first iPhones ever to be IP67 certified for dust and water resistance. The new batch of iPhones is, according to Apple, splash, water, and dust resistant. Though, it is also quick to mention that the aforementioned capabilities have been tested under controlled laboratory conditions, which means you’re not advised to play nasty with the iPhone 7 in real-world usage. You must be careful, it cautions, and does not offer liquid damage cover should things get out of hand.

Also Read: Waterproof iPhone 7 has no liquid damage warranty and that is alright

As they say, desperate times call for desperate measures. Clearly, some of these desperate users forgot to use their brains along the way.

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