Apple Investigating Reports Of 'Serious Battery Failure' On iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 8 Plus: Apple looking into reports of batteries bursting out of smartphones

However, some individuals reported that they received their device with the defect already in place, while others claim the batteries swelled and eventually caused the phone to fall apart in the days following. There have been no signs of fire or explosions on the iPhone 8 as reported on some media channels.

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. They claim that they were using an official Apple power adapter and Lightning to USB cable to charge the phone when the battery began to expand.

Spit opened casing then exposes the internal components like camera, memory chips and other parts which can lead to further troubles. Though the cause is unconfirmed for now, it is believed that swelling of the battery is forcing the handset to split open.

An Apple spokesperson said the company was looking into the issues. Anthony Wu, a user from Toronto, Canada, bought a new IPhone 8 Plus on Sunday, said it was out of box.

Apple has another new iPhone model still to come.

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However, unlike the Note 7 fiasco, there might not be a recall of the iPhone 8 as no injury or any possibility of it has been reported as yet.

But the spotlight has been shone on battery issues following the disastrous problems faced by Samsung with it's 2016 Galaxy Note 7. Nevertheless, considering Apple's scale, even a minute failure rate will affect quite a few users.

Investors are anxious that pre-orders for the device were well below previous launches.

Apple Inc. shares fell $0.33 (-0.21%) in premarket trading Friday. The Tame Apple Press is trying to reassure them that Apple fans are waiting for the premium iPhone X due out in early November. Year to date, the stock is up over 34%, while in the last one-month, it is down over 4%.

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