Chinese investigate the incredible popping iPhone 8

Chinese investigate the incredible popping iPhone 8

The numerous reports suggest that iPhone 8 Plus batteries are swelling causing the phone to split apart. The hope, of course, is that Apple finds this was limited to just a few defective handsets, and that it isn't something iPhone 8 users in general need to worry about.

Whilst there are nearly always a few incidents of this kind for new iPhone models, it certainly seems like there have been more than usual for the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The image shared by the publication shows an iPhone 8 Plus split open and its internal parts visible.

Several media outlets have highlighted this issue in several countries where the new iPhone models have been exported. These reports have caught Apple's attention too, as the manufacturer now says that it's looking into the matter. As per the reports, the phone or the packaging had no signs of explosion or burn.




The incident comes as Apple investigates similar cases reported in Taiwan and Japan of batteries in its latest iPhone 8 Plus becoming bloated, causing the device's casing to open. The phones are just bursting open due to the swelling of the battery underneath the screen. It's a far cry from the exploding batteries found in the Galaxy Note 8, but nevertheless, the front of your brand new iPhone shouldn't be popping off. Let's also determine that you routinely look at potential potential security issues with Apple's devices. The most likely resolution is that Apple changes something silently on the supply chain side to stop new devices from being produced with this fault. Apple responded by extending the warranty of its wearables but later stated that it was not a safety issue like the iPhone 8 bursting open and there was no need of a recall yet.

Apple Inc. shares fell $0.33 (-0.21%) in premarket trading Friday. The stock had been up five out of the last eight trading days before reports over a battery issue resurfaced.

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