iPhone 8 Swelling Problem Hits The United States
For all the hype that surrounds the launch of a new iPhone, it can be easy to forget how often the products run into problems along the way. Most commonly, the major problems associated with Apple phones have shortages though there are more interesting problems. Most recently, the iPhone 8 ran into issues surrounding the batteries of the iPhone 8s swelling out of their enclosures. The problem has been reported numerous times, but recently a Reddit user reported the issue occurring in the United States.
The image has since been deleted, but BGR posted an image of the offending iPhone 8 which can be seen below.
Battery issues are nothing new for smartphone manufacturers. Most famously, were the explosive Note 7s caused by overheating in batteries in Samsung’s Note 7 devices. To be clear, the Apple issue does not appear to have anything in common with Note 7 fiasco. There is no evidence that the swollen batteries from the iPhone 8 are going to explode. Of course, it does mean that the phones are no longer usable and will need to be replaced.
This report marks the seventh account of iPhone 8 batteries swelling out of their enclosures. Apple is aware of the problem and has begun an investigation of the matter. One of the devices reportedly had this problem out of the box while others encountered it after charging or after the phones fell a short distance.
As of right now, Apple’s investigation is still ongoing so we don’t know what the problem is, but as, of right now, there’s no evidence that the phones are in any danger of exploding or anything like that. Hopefully, Apple will figure out what is causing the problem and address it. Hopefully, future shipments of the iPhone 8 won’t have this problem.
We’ll continue to monitor this story as it developes.
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