In all fairness, Maksimuk -- who goes by TechRax on YouTube -- isn’t that bad of a guy. On Twitter, he makes it fairly obvious that his main exploit is “smashing technology for your pleasure.” So enter his domain at your own risk.
But unwitting YouTubers -- and presumably many of them, judging by the 36,000 comments underneath the video -- weren’t the only ones duped: Websites promoted the gag, following Maksimuk’s jest that the iPhone 7 maintains a hidden socket on its left side that can be converted into a headphone jack. All you need, Maksimuk claimed in the video, is a vice to hold the phone in place.
As one would expect, he’s catching a fair bit of venom in the angry comments section on YouTube, but Maksimuk doesn’t seem to mind that much. After all, if you’re going to take technological advice from a dude who bathes in 1,500 gallons of Coca Cola just for the hell of it, you’re probably getting hoodwinked. Just a thought.