Raise your hand if you think drilling a hole in the iPhone 7 is a good idea

You can learn how to do just about anything on YouTube, so why not follow along with the hack for drilling a hole for a headphone jack in your new iPhone 7?

A video posted last week claims to do just that — help save users from having to buy $159 wireless EarPods from Apple — and now has nearly 11.3 million views on YouTube. In under a minute and a half, user TechRax shows how easy and simple it is to take a drill bit and make a hole that happens to be a perfect fit for your good old trusty earphones.

But also, in the comments section are plenty of complaints from users who apparently took the video seriously and, um, jacked up their iPhones in the process.

“I followed all the steps you said and it won’t even turn back on. do I gotta update it or download the headphone jack app?” asks one user.

Those types of comments are mixed in with the “what were you people thinking” kind. After all, one only needs to check TechRax’s description on YouTube (“smashing technology since 2011”) and past videos (“What happens if you shoot an iPhone 6?”) in TechRax’s channel to gain a little healthy skepticism about whether it would be a good idea to drill a hole into a new iPhone 7 that costs $649 or more.

But then again, it’s the internets, so it must be true.


Photo: Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the iPhone 7 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Sept. 7, 2016. While some people, such as our own Pat May, said good riddance to iPhone earbuds, apparently others miss them so much they’ve drilled holes in their iPhones. (Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group)


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