YouTube hoax causes iPhone 7 owners to create irreparable damage to their new handsets
I think we need an iPhone helpline
The internet is marvellous mixture of life-hacks, facts, cat photos, and of course – trolling. The biggest troll of the month goes to Masimuk's iPhone 7 'hack' video on his TechRax YouTube channel.
Legit people complaining to me about them drilling the iPhone 7 for a headphone jack.
?????? — Taras Maksimuk (@TechRax) September 24, 2016
According to an article today on the Guardian however, some people are actually taking this seriously, creating thousands of pounds of irreversible damage to their precious purchases little more than a week after its release. Readers, I'd like you all to join me in a web-wide facepalm.
The prank video shows Masimuk drilling a 3.5mm hole into the bottom of his iPhone 7 seemingly revealing the 'secret jack' hidden beneath the crispy surface. He then ends the video by plugging in his headphones and playing music which clearly comes out of the speakers, not the ear pieces.
Of course, more than a week after the video's release has now filled the YouTube comments section with more trolling than we've seen since people started getting Rick Rolled. Apparently a few gullible folks have fallen for this epic hoax, flushing £600+ down the toilet. I don't think it's in Apple's T&Cs to cover drill damage.
Check out the article here to read some of the totally not funny comments about the hoax, and for the love of god when that voice tells you it's a great idea to drill into your iPhone, make a cup of tea, eat a biscuit, and remember that it will destroy your beloved and very expensive new phone in every way.