More reports of alleged iPhone 8 Plus battery swelling issues have emerged

07 October, 2017, 00:44 | Author: Alicia Barber
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Although details remain murky, it does not appear that any of these devices are delivered in a risky condition (it's not like the battery is about to combust) but it does cause inconvenience and create some bad PR for Apple.

The phones crack open without any signs of scorching or explosion.

Chris Ogden of Rochester, New York told us that he had used his 256GB silver iPhone 8 Plus for a week when he noticed the device had been swelling so much that it actually split the screen open. After five days, when she put the phone on to charge using the original cable, the owner noticed a bulge in the front panel. What happens is that the battery swells upon charging or consumption which forces the casing to split open. Apple has confirmed to Gizmodo that it is "looking into" the matter. Due to the minute tolerances of phones, it only takes a small increase in the size of the component to cause the iPhone to separate. Apple's newest iPhone is also having an issues with overall quality, with many users reporting a crackling or static noise when making calls.

It's been just two weeks since the iPhone 8 hit shelves and made waves for its controversial price tag.

However, it's also true that everyone in the industry is more attuned to such problems in the wake of the exploding Galaxy Note 7 situation. Similarly, when the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus came out there were issues with individual devices.

Toddlers burned to death in horrific nursery attack
Mr Temer said that, as the father of a school-age child, he understood this must be an extremely painful loss for the parents. Four children and their teacher were killed Thursday at their preschool in Brazil when a security guard set them alight.

Such incidents will surely downplay the popularity of Apple's latest flagship, which is already being reported to have a comparatively slower start.

Apple has yet to release figures for the first weekend sales of the new iPhones, so it's unclear what percentage of users this is affecting at this time.

Some analysts have said that consumers may be holding off on the iPhone 8 and waiting for the iPhone X instead, which will be available for pre-order on October 27.

Shares in Apple edged down 0.2% to 155 on the stock market today. Year to date, the stock is up over 34%, while in the last one-month, it is down over 4%.

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