Date: Tuesday, September 27th, 2016, 05:11
Category: Fun, Hardware, iPhone, News
This started as a joke.
And then some people took it seriously, thereby damaging their new iPhone 7 handsets and violating their warranties in the process.
A recently released tutorial video claims to show a user securing his iPhone 7 with a clamp, then drilling into the iPhone 7’s case with a 3.5 millimeter drill bit to fabricate a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack.
While this technically does produce a hole into which one might insert a headphone plug, it will not make a headphone jack. And it will leave a hole in your phone. And, if you’re not skilled with the drill, you can damage the internals of your iPhone.
And it certainly voids the warranty.
“I tried this and ended up with display destruction and it not working… I really committed the biggest mistake of my life by watching the his video,” James Ceja wrote. Well… if that’s the biggest mistake he’s ever made, he’s doing alright.
“A friend of mine told me it worked for him, but my iPhone won’t turn on after I drilled the hole for the jack,” David Iriarte wrote. “I checked and it was the 3.5mm drill, so I made no mistake there! What happened? Any of you have the same problem?”
So, if you see this, please, please, please DON’T decide to try and drill a headphone jack into your new iPhone 7.
There is no oil to be discovered by drilling and Apple has not hidden a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack just waiting for you to discover it…