See what happens when a hacker tries to add USB-C to iPhone 11 Pro

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Scotty Allen taking apart an iPhone 11 Pro
Scotty Allen begins his quest to hack an iPhone 11 Pro.
Screenshot: Strange Parts/YouTube

Can you add USB-C to an iPhone 11 Pro?

The short answer is a “definitive yes,” according to YouTube host Scotty Allen, who quickly gained a following by documenting his attempts to build an iPhone from scratch and add a headphone jack to an iPhone 7 (both successes by the way).

Allen, who hosts the show Strange Parts carefully tears open one of Apple’s new flagship phones on his latest video. He pulls components, discovers the space to install an extra board – and then gets cold feet.

“So here is what’s going on in my head,” Allen tells his viewers. “The headphone jack took me three months of full-time, heart-wrenching work. So I am looking at this and I could definitely see how this would be possible but do I really want to sign up for three months of agony?”

Allen had nerve and naiveté in his earlier projects when he lived in Shenzhen, China and roamed the electronics markets looking for parts to modify iPhones and other gadgets.

Currently staying in San Francisco, Allen now has the experience to know what he is in for when considering an ambitious hack.

Allen asked viewers to comment on the video to try and sway him into finishing the job.

Skillshare sponsored the video and gave him the money to buy two iPhone 11 Pro handsets. He may be contractually obligated to follow through. He has also evolved into a seasoned YouTuber and knows how to create interesting content. Suspense is a good tool.

Even if we don’t get to see the proof, Allen manages to entertain viewers in his searches for space inside an iPhone tightly packed components.