Prank video destroying new Apple smartphone receives 10m views, with some seemingly tricked into making 3.5mm hole in the bottom of their devices.
A video claiming that users can add a headphone socket to the iPhone 7, which only has a Lightning port, by drilling into the bottom of their phone has been watched almost 10m times.
The prank video shows a man drilling a 3.5mm hole into the bottom left edge of the iPhone 7 held in a vice.
It points to the row of small holes on the left side that replaced the headphone socket present on the iPhone 6S and claims that drilling into the second hole on the left reveals a hidden socket.
Once the hole has been drilled 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.
‘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’ says the caption of the video.
The video was produced by Sacramento, California-based Ukrainian YouTuber Taras Maksimuk who specialises in smashing technology for your pleasure according to his profile.
Some of Maksimuk’s other videos include what happens if you microwave an iPhone 7 and can the iPhone 7 survive in liquid nitrogen for five minutes.