Kit Steinkellner
Updated Oct 01, 2016 @ 6:25 pm
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This is why you gotta Snopes everything, guys.

As The Guardian reports, a video entitled “Secret Hack to Get the Headphone Jack on the iPhone 7” has been making the round that FALSELY claims you can drill a headphone port into the bottom of your iPhone 7.

FALSELY. OK? NOT TRUE.

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The big news about the iPhone 7 was that it wasn’t going to have a headphone jack, but would only have a lightning port. The videomaker complains about the $159 wireless AirPods you have to get to listen to music/podcasts/whatever on the headphone port-less iPhone 7, and claims he has found “a very simple solution to this problem” but the solution IS A LIE.

DON’T LISTEN TO THIS GUY, HE JUST WANTS YOU TO DRILL A HOLE INTO YOUR IPHONE AND BREAK IT, JUST SPEND THE $159 ON AIRPODS, IT’S CHEAPER THAN REPLACING YOUR BROKEN PHONE.

The hoax video shows a guy putting the phone into a vice and drilling a 3.5mm hole into the bottom edge of the iPhone 7, in the second tiny hole from the left.

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The video was made by YouTuber Taras Maksimuk, who specializes in making videos that demonstrate the destruction of iPhones. The dude really seems to have a vendetta against the iPhone 7, because his video library includes such titles as “What happens if you microwave an iPhone 7,” “Can the iPhone 7 survive in liquid nitrogen for five minutes,” and “Dropping the iPhone 7 Plus Off of the World’s Tallest Building.”

So you would think people would be a little suspicious of this dude and his iPhone advice, but no, the video has racked up a whopping 10 MILLION VIEWS and some of those viewers have definitely been a drilling (and if you read the comments section of the video have, as to be expected, not been pleased with the results).

Moral of the story: Do NOT drill a hole into your iPhone! This should be common sense, but apparently some of us need a little reminder…