The YouTuber known as TechRax uploaded the video 10 days ago and has since received 10.3 million views.
Apple copped criticism over the decision to release its newest model with out the headphone jack, instead offering wireless ‘airpods’ for $159.
So when a homemade solution announced you could simply drill your own headphone jack, many people fell victim to the prank.
Apparently, that’s not enough to make people realize that maybe he’s not an authority on the iPhone, but a reputable source on how to destroy it.
Legit people complaining to me about them drilling the iPhone 7 for a headphone jack.
— Taras Maksimuk (@TechRax) September 24, 2016
The comment page has more than a few tales of horror that ensued after following Maksimuk’s advice. Some of them are trolling, as YouTuber’s — or internet users in general — do, but you’d have to assume there are at least a few gullible suckers in the bunch that destroyed their iPhone’s while trying to create a headphone jack out of thin air.
While the majority of viewers were not taken in by the wind-up video, which has been viewed more than 8 million times, some have been left scratching their heads after their destructive DIY adjustment made no difference.
James Ceja wrote: ‘I tried this and ended up with display destruction and it not working… I really committed the biggest mistake of my life by watching the his video.’
David Iriarte posted: ‘ A friend of mine told me it worked for him, but my iPhone won’t turn on after I drilled the hole for the jack. I checked and it was the 3.5mm drill, so I made no mistake there! What happened? Any of you have the same problem?’
— Taras Maksimuk (@TechRax) September 25, 2016