The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is arguably the two of the most disappointing iPhones for Apple in the 10-year history of iPhones. Not totally due to the fault of the iPhones itself, but the fact that a newer, better and much prettier iPhone X is just around the corner.
Nonetheless, reports show that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are doing good as well, just not as good as the previous iPhones did. Although now, the iPhone duo faces another minor problem, the battery swelling issue.
Although just a handful of iPhones have faced this problem until now, we saw the same thing happen with Samsung’s Note 7 as well. The difference here is that the iPhones aren’t actually catching fire, they are basically just splitting open while charging or in some cases, they just came popped out of the box.
The reason for the iPhones splitting open is because of their batteries. They are basically swelling, forcing the housing of the phones to pop open. Although there were no signs of explosion or fire, good for Apple.
Even though this news comes from respectable sources like Reuters, CNET, the Verge and a few others, this doesn’t definitely show that the new iPhones have a problem. Rounding up all of the reports of 7 buyers from Japan, China, Taiwan, Canada, and Greece have come up until now.
This news should be taken with a huge grain of salt. And ignoring this isn’t much of an option either, as people choose to ignore the 6 or 7 note 7s that caught fire, and we all know the ending to that story. Apple themselves have made a statement saying they are “looking into” this matter.
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The iPhone 8 went on sale in 22 of September, so it’s still in the early days for Apple to fix something if any. Apple’s official statement was “We are aware and looking into it.” Also with the iPhone X nearing its release date, we remain optimistic for Apple.