Apple may have been brave enough to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, but it's fair to say there are a lot of cowards out there who would love to get it back. But since it's become apparent that Apple won't be changing its decision on the matter any time soon, at least one YouTuber has taken it upon himself to fix this problem.
assembling his own iPhone 6s from spare parts, but his latest hack has a much more practical application. Namely, he managed to successfully squeeze a 3.5 mm jack into an iPhone 7 unit — but don't get your hopes for grabbing one for yourself just yet.Scotty Allen, a.k.a Strange Parts, recently did a fairly impressive stunt by
The whole process took more than four months and cost at least $1,000 in broken iPhone parts, and you can watch the detailed making-of in the video above. The end result can be seen at the 30 minute mark, and while it looks pretty good, it's still pretty obvious that this is just a hack.
In order to achieve his goal, Allen had to move some of the iPhone's internals upwards — including the battery and the Taptic Engine — and put a reconstructed version of the headphone jack dongle inside the empty space where the left speaker grille sits. Also, he designed his own custom printed circuit board to make the hardware interact well with the rest of the phone.
And while this does prove that a headphone jack in the iPhone 7 is a technical possibility, the huge amount of work and skill required make it a no-go for all but the most devoted enthusiasts. Still, Allen's reportedly printed several hundred of his custom PCBs in hopes Chinese manufacturers will mass producing modded iPhone 7 units.
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he should work for apple. has more courage than all of them.
posted on Sep 07, 2017, 7:15 AM 22
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Not just courage but he has the brains of all the iPhone dev team combined. This puts Jony Ive's ideas to trash.
posted on Sep 07, 2017, 7:19 AM 15
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Apple could have use the mini-jack in place of the 3.5MM. They also did a patent that actually cuts the headphone jack in half. Why didn't they use that? Apple just lazy. Saw a way to make money. Every company that makes headphones, has to license to make them use the Lightning port. But they could save money and just make them normally and force people to use Apple clumsy adapter.
posted on Sep 07, 2017, 3:02 PM 0
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"but it's fair to say there are a lot of cowards out there who would love to get it back." Um what? Cowards? Man the writing here is trash. Thank God for the comments adding some value lol.
posted on Sep 07, 2017, 7:25 AM 7
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It's a reference to the fact that Apple has been hilariously said to have had "courage" for doing the controversial things it does, like taking away the headphone jack. So in the same silly thinking, people who want it back would be considered "cowards"
posted on Sep 07, 2017, 9:58 AM 0
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Is it still waterproof?
posted on Sep 07, 2017, 7:45 AM 0
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This was a really great video. He paid a small fortune to accomplish this, and is now giving the work away free. It looks like you still can't charge and listen at the same time, though. That's unfortunate.
posted on Sep 07, 2017, 8:10 AM 3
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Apple is pushing people to innovate. Thanks Apple....
posted on Sep 07, 2017, 8:47 AM 0
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After watching 50%, I stopped. Totally stupid and a complete waste of time. Buy an iPhone that has the jack. It isn't simple to just install a jack because it requires several wires. It needs power to actually drive your headphone speaker and it has to be fixed to carry audio. This is at least 4 tiny wires. Sto buying worthless phones that cost to much, and get a phone with what you need. If you know you want a headphone jack, buy a phone with it. If you know you talk to much on the phone, get one with a bigger battery. He is proof how dumb iPhone buyers are.
posted on Sep 07, 2017, 3:00 PM 0
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