Please don’t drill a hole in your new iPhone 7

Apple got rid of 3.5mm headphone jack on latest iPhone. Do not try to add one yourself by following drilling istructions from a fake YouTube video that got viral! You will just end up with broken iPhone. 


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    People Are Drilling Headphone Jacks Into the iPhone 7

    And they’re killing the smartphone in the process.
    This might seem obvious, but it’s a really, really bad idea to drill a headphone jack into the new iPhone 7. But that hasn’t stopped some people from trying it.

    A new video published to YouTube GOOG 1.04% depicts YouTube user “TechRax” placing the iPhone 7 into a vice and getting out his 3.5mm drill bit. He then takes the bit to the iPhone 7 and drills a hole into the device. Best of all, the headphones fit into the hole he drilled.

    Since being published last week, the video has gone viral with nearly 10 million views.

    While the TechRax video demonstrates that the headphone hole he drilled does not actually work, it hasn’t stopped several users from actually trying it out.

    Apple made the controversial decision to offer an iPhone 7 without the headphone jack

    While iPhone 7 demand appears strong despite the omission, some owners have criticized Apple’s decision.

    While TechRax’s video posting doesn’t suggest it’s a joke—
    —his profile and set of videos suggest he has a long history of jokingly fiddling with technology. His profile, for instance, says he’s been “smashing technology since 2011.”

    In truth, the iPhone 7’s adapter works just fine with wired headphones and drilling a hole in the smartphone won’t do any good; it’ll kill the iPhone 7 and void its warranty.

    Here is the fake video that you should not follow:
    Secret Hack To Get Headphone Jack on the iPhone 7

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    iPhone 7, No Headphone Jack Creates a Recipe for e-Waste

    Apple’s decision to remove the 3.5 mm headphone connector on the new iPhone 7, while continuing to use their proprietary Lightning connector, could mean more electronic waste as users discard their old headsets and many OEMs rush to develop new ones using Apple’s connector.

    I’m not going to argue against Apple’s decision to drop the 3.5mm headphone connector on the new iPhone 7; maybe it is a good idea. The 3.5mm audio jack has been around for over 60 years and gained worldwide popularity when Sony used it on the Walkman in 1979.

    Apple is not the first smartphone manufacturer to ditch the audio jack. Motorola launched the Moto Z series earlier this year without a dedicated headset connector and included a 3.5mm to USB-C headphone port adapter with the devices.

    The issue with the iPhone 7 is that Apple has decided to continue using the proprietary Lightning connector instead of the new, standard, USB Type-C. If the Lightning connector is better than USB Type-C, why did Apple choose the latter for the new Macbook?

    Back in 2009, the European Commission reached an agreement with 10 leading manufacturers, including BlackBerry, Samsung, Sony, and Apple, to reduce the amount of waste generated by discarded phone chargers. However, the agreement only held until the end of 2012, when Apple launched its iPhone 5 in Europe and introduced a Lightning connector.


    iPhone 7, No Headphone Jack Creates a Recipe for e-Waste

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The inevitable happened: iPhone 7 gets a headphone jack case

    Apple likes to talk about how magical, amazing, and “the best ever” its latest gadgets are, but with the iPhone 7 it’s turning out to be one of the most frustrating, infuriating, control-grabbing version of the smartphone the company has created. And that’s down to one simple reason. No, not courage. The removal of the headphone jack.

    You can continue to use your existing headphones if you don’t mind an adapter hanging out of your phone. Or you could upgrade to some Lightning headphones if you have the cash and can find some you like. Or you could embrace Apple’s Earpods if they were actually available and didn’t cost a small fortune.

    The inevitable has happened. A case has been created that adds a headphone jack back into the equation.

    It’s called the Fuze Case and it has appeared on Indiegogo attempting to generate $60,000 of funding. Super early birds can grab a Fuze Case for $49

    iPhone 7 headphone jack RETURNS with this new case
    MISSING your old headphones? This new phone case brings back the much-loved 3.5mm headphone jack for the iPhone 7.

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Bringing BACK The iPhone Headphone Jack – in China

    It’s the first modern iPhone with a headphone jack – the only one like it in the world.


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