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Please don’t drill a headphone jack into your iPhone 7

Updated 6 years ago
Published Sep 26th, 2016 9:25AM EDT
iPhone 7 Headphone Jack Drill Hack
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

I can’t believe I actually have to write this, but here we are. Absolutely don’t try to fix the iPhone 7’s headphone jack problem by drilling a hole where the port used to be. Apple did not leave the internal components in there. You won’t be able to use your 3.5mm headphone jack with a custom made hole.

Instead, you’re going to ruin a very expensive handset. Honestly, I refuse to believe anyone would actually believe Apple would do such a thing in the first place.

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YouTube channel TechRax made a video that was supposed to make fun of Apple’s controversial decision to remove the headphone jack. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, and the video is brilliantly trolling Apple. Just don’t do it yourself.

It should be pretty clear that the video is a parody. Some people are hopefully responding with parody comments to it when they say they have destroyed their iPhones after drilling holes as instructed. If any of them are real, then buying a smartphone is probably not the first things these people need to fix.

Apple received plenty of criticism for its decision to kill the 3.5mm port, but the company simply doesn’t seem to care. And don’t expect the ancient port to make a comeback next year. Ultimately, everyone will just get with the program, including buyers, accessory makers, and even competitors.

Meanwhile, check out TechRax’s video below, which went viral since being posted online a few days ago. And whatever you do, never take a drill on a smartphone or any smart gadget, to fix it.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.