IPhone 8 battery swelling reports have caught Apple's attention

Стали известны новые случаи вздутия iPhone 8

An Apple user in Japan claims that he received his iPhone 8 with the screen warped outwards and the device had bursted open. Reports have so far pointed out iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

It is quite surprising that the 5.5-inch phone would split open like this especially when separating the display side of the handset itself requires a lot of force and delicate hands plus a combination of prying tools.

Global News reached out to Apple for a comment and has yet to receive a response, though Apple did tell The Guardian that it was aware of the reports and looking into the issues. The initial reports came from China and Taiwan when a woman reported that her iPhone 8 Plus cracked open during the charge.

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. There was no external sign of burning nor any chemical reaction, and the phone's insides were exposed.

The issue shouldn't be directly compared to what transpired with the Galaxy Note7 past year as the iPhone 8's don't appear to be exploding, just cracking open due to a swollen battery.

An Apple representative confirmed as much to TechCrunch today, though the company didn't take the opportunity to elaborate on the issue. Apple shares have also been down since the launch of the handsets.

Apple ( AAPL ) stock was back in the red on Friday amid a fresh report from Asia that the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus could have a battery issue.

Apple's iPhone is no stranger to controversy and the newest release is no exception.

Jaffe suspects Apple's executives are "in crisis mode" over the potential damage that battery issues could lead to.

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.

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