27 of September. The desire of citizens to improve their smartphones even by drilling holes in the new gadget does not know borders. Thousands of happy owners of iPhone 7 on the advice of the video on the Internet, trying to do in their own smartphones headphone jack, which resulted in damage to the gadget. Who is responsible - counselor joker or the owner, we try to find out.
Instructions on how to bring to mind the shiny new iPhone in the network laid an unknown blogger. The video length is about 1.3 minutes, he explained how to make a hole for headphones using a drill and bench screw. Easy solution to the problem seemed so tempting that this week the video collected nearly 9 million views. The number of those who choose this way to improve your smartphone is unknown, but, apparently, there are hundreds, if not thousands.
Soon, there were comments from those who have decided to try out a drill on her smartphone. They all came down to the sad result - total loss of an expensive machine. "Thank you, the author, I broke your smartphone worth $ 700", - one of the most innocuous comments against the Joker.
Meanwhile, the "joke" is not unique. Several months ago, the owners of clever gadgets have become victims of another drawing. Joker has promised that the transfer to the date of the phone users can open a "new-hippie font, some new wallpaper and new hippie-standard design applications." 7 iPhone owners have rushed to change the settings of the phone, which led to the appearance of an error message and hang the phone. After some time, the smartphone was switched off, with often permanently.
In any of the above cases, the smartphone becomes a guarantee, and all the problems fall on the shoulders of the consumer. This was told the head of the International Confederation of Consumer Societies (KonfOP) Dmitry Yanin. "Some of the new models of modern devices in something are worse (according to some users) of their predecessors. But here everyone freedom of choice: if you do not like it, do not buy, - he said. - And if you bought the improvements made by the service is guaranteed by the manufacturer, it can only be performed at your own risk. After weighing all the pros and cons of this decision. "
At the same time, Dmitry Yanin noted that consumers' rights are not violated, because it is consumers themselves violate consumer properties of the goods. "Agree, it is difficult to claim compensation from the vehicle manufacturer, if any car owner decides to do on your car vertically opening doors that fall off over time.
The same view is shared by lawyers, because the victims themselves are to blame for damage to property, according to the law no one will be responsible for the actions of the user. Moreover, the joker, who posted the video on the web, and virtually impossible to prosecute. "The current Russian legislation does not contain provisions prohibiting such shoot videos and give any advice. There is not observed any theft of property and direct damage to the property of others, so there is no signs of a crime and an administrative offense ", - informs" Rossiyskaya Gazeta "position Head of the project" People's Advocate "in SEAD Moscow Ilya Reiser.
Remember that self-modernization of technically complex devices are not recommended, is almost 100 percent of cases leads to "destruction" of the device.
Sales of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launched in Russia September 23, 2016. During the first weekend, according to the largest merchants, more than 30 thousand. Pieces were sold in Russia. But reports that some of the Russians decided to drill a purchase yet.