Removal of headphone Jack from iPhone 7 is forcing people to take drastic measures including actually drilling their expensive new phones.
As we know, the new iPhone 7 comes with fancy Airpods that have gathered much hate and offensive comments in just a few weeks of the phone’s release. However, that is nothing compared to removal of the headphone jack. Which is clearly a universal connector format by now. When confronted, Apple’s marketing chief Philip W. Schiller said that the move came out of “a need for courage to do better”. This, specifically, drove many disapprovements.
“I don’t see dropping the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 as a very convincing move. The only interest that is served by doing that is Apple’s alone. To say that it would help consumers is only partially true.” says Raghav Somani, CEO of online headphone retailer Headphonezone.in.
iPhone 7 users are reportedly drilling, or trying to drill, a 3.5 mm hole to somehow insert their earphones and headphones in the new Apple device. Apparently, the idea got into iPhone7 users’ heads with a video on YouTube with the title ‘Secret Hack To Get Headphone Jack on the iPhone 7’ by TechRax. The video showcased drilling a 3.5 mm headphone jack in the iPhone 7 to insert earphones. Not to mention how ridiculously viral the video went.
The YouTube video’s description said: This video is for those who don’t want to get $159 wireless airpods or have to insert your headphones into an adapter every time you listen to music—was merely meant for fun. But sadly, several users seem to have taken it seriously. Surprisingly, The prank video received more than 10 million views.
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. People believed that Apple removed the headphone jack on purpose. Many of them said this was done in order to force its customers to pay for the new $159 wireless Airpods. Which fostered the speculations even further.
A row of small holes on the left side of the iPhone 7 replaced the headphone socket. It was present on the iPhone 6S. The video claims that drilling into the second hole on the left reveals a hidden socket. Several users claimed that they successfully drilled a hole down the second circle and were now easily listening to music from iTunes. Saying users can use wired earphones to listen to music in the new iPhone 7, if they got the position right.
I doubt this utterly foolish attempt somehow actually tempted many of you. However, doing this might lead to the destruction of your brand new iPhone 7.
An iFixit teardown report of the iPhone 7 was circulated across the internet. It clearly stated Apple has inserted a barometric vent in the space meant for the 3.5mm headphone jack. You are not going to do any good by drilling your iPhone, as senseless as it already sounds.
Watch the video here: