Breaking: Hidden 3.5mm Headphone Jack Found on the iPhone 7

Breaking: Hidden 3.5mm Jack Found on iPhone 7
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Breaking: Hidden 3.5mm Jack Found on iPhone 7
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It looks like the iPhone 7 has a standard, 3.5mm jack, after all.  All you have to do is access it.

About a week ago, a user by the name of TechRax posted a ‘how-to’ video on YouTube with instructions on how to enable the ‘missing’ 3.5mm jack on your iPhone 7.  In the video, titled “Secret Hack To Get Headphone Jack in iPhone 7,” TechRax explains that all you’ll need is a small power drill to complete the job.

Then, all you have to do is drill the 3.5mm jack on the bottom left row of small holes on your iPhone 7.  Actually, the holes are already there!  So, all you have to do is expand one of them into a perfect, 3.5mm jack.

You’ll also need a clamp to hold down your iPhone during the process. But wait: is your screen shifting like crazy after being locked into a metal clamp?  Not a problem. According to TechTax, that’s all ‘perfectly normal’.

“Now, if the screen starts shifting around, it’s perfectly normal, guys.  It means you’re on your way to getting a brand new headphone jack.”

[drilling begins…]

The YouTube video has since gone viral, reaching over 10 million views since being uploaded on September 17th.  But there’s just one big problem with this ‘how to’: it’s a complete gag.  You can even see that the music TechRax plays after drilling the 3.5mm jack comes through the speakers, not the headphones.

Unfortunately, that hasn’t stopped viewers from trying out the ‘secret hack.’  And they’re none too happy.

So, yes, people have actually tried this ‘hack’ at home.  And they’re pretty pissed after drilling away hundreds of dollars.  For example, just take a look at a very angry response posted on TechRax’s Twitter account.


TechRax’s real name is Taras Maksimuk.  He lives in Sacramento, California, and is originally from the Ukraine.  A quick biography underneath his Twitter handle reads:

Ukrainian who specializes in smashing technology for your pleasure.  Microwaved, Chainsawed, Burned iPhones… I got you covered.”

So, it’s safe to say this isn’t the first iPhone TechRax has destroyed. And if you look at what kind of videos Maksimuk loves creating, just check out his YouTube channel.   There, you’ll find a ton of videos with titles like:

  • Can the iPhone 7 Survive in Liquid Nitrogen for 5 minutes?
  • What Happens if You Microwave an iPhone 7?
  • Will an iPhone 7 Survive in Coca-Cola Freeze Tests for 12 hours?

So does Maksimuk regret posting his now-viral iPhone 7 Secret Hack?  A quick look at a tweet posted on Saturday gives you the answer.


You can check out the hoax video in its entirety at the bottom.  But, dear reader, please

Don’t try this at home!

5 Responses

  1. River

    Ever since Apple started to make claims and make their phones survive certain situations, people are now testing their phones to do anything. Sounds like this guy played a dirty trick and is doing this to trick people so he can monetize on the views on YouTube. What a scammer.

  2. Jay

    People who actually believed him are idiots who don’t deserve the iPhone. His channel is all about destruction of iPhones. Come on.

  3. rae

    how the fuck is this guy a scammer?! if a human has such little common sense amd is actually stupid enough to DRILL into his phone, he deserves whatever happens to it!! good luck with the lawsuit lol