Never underestimate the gullibility of the general population.
A video claiming that users can add a headphone socket to the iPhone 7, which only has a Lightning port, by drilling into the bottom of their phone has been watched almost 10m times.
The prank video shows a man drilling a 3.5mm hole into the bottom left edge of the iPhone 7 held in a vice. It points to the row of small holes on the left side that replaced the headphone socket present on the iPhone 6S and claims that drilling into the second hole on the left reveals a hidden socket.
Once the hole has been drilled the video shows an iPhone 7 playing music, although the sound comes out of the speakers, not the white headphones now inserted in the DIY hole.
Source: Samuel Gibbs, The Guardian
The incentive to drill the hole exists because when Apple revealed their latest smartphone last week the speculative fears of many materialized into an expensive reality–the universal 3.5 millimeter headphone jack is gone.
The YouTuber who produced the video “specialists in smashing technology for your pleasure” according to his profile. Despite his unique skill set and having other videos featuring the destruction of the iPhone 7, some people went ahead and destroyed their phones after watching the now-viral video.
Now their phones are either completely dead or malfunctioning.
Threats are being made. The leftists want his account shut down.
Moral of the story–not everything you see on the internet is true. Here’s the video, enjoy!