Apple Is Investigating Battery Swelling in iPhone 8 Plus

Apple Is Investigating Battery Swelling in iPhone 8 Plus

Apple Is Investigating Battery Swelling in iPhone 8 Plus

There can be no iPhone launch without some controversy surrounding it.

On Thursday, Chinese state media reported that there are cases in the country wherein Apple's newest iPhone - iPhone 8 - has popped open because of swollen batteries. Apple says that issue will be corrected in a future update, but at this point, they could already be headed down the same road as Samsung.

After first two reports, an Apple spokesman, MacRumors, said company is "aware and interested in issue". So far, cnet has rounded up 6 reports of the issue. However, so far not many incidents have been heard of. They claim that they were using an official Apple power adapter and Lightning to USB cable to charge the phone when the battery began to expand.

Owners of new iPhone 8 Plus devices in Canada, China, Greece, and Hong Kong have also allegedly found their brand new iPhone 8 Plus devices bursting open, likely because of a battery swelling problem.

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Acocrding to the report of ThePaper.cn, one buyer with the surname Liu reported that his new iPhone 8 Plus arrived at his home cracked open on October 5. There was no sign of scorching or an explosion.

According to the publication, the smartphone has been three days after the purchase before stepping down. So, Apple will not directly help the iPhone owner. What happens is that the battery swells upon charging or consumption which forces the casing to split open. There were only around 100 confirmed incidents of the Note 7 actually catching fire.

Now, the newest kid on the iPhone block faces an even larger design flaw called, "splitgate".

The iPhone 8 has been getting indifferent reviews and share prices of in the company are falling. Investors are concerned that the pre-orders this time will be less than the previous iPhones. The Tame Apple Press is trying to reassure them that Apple fans are waiting for the premium iPhone X due out in early November.

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