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iPhone 8/8 Plus: Battery Swelling Problem

Over the past two weeks, there has been news circulating that iPhone 8/8 plus have split apart both on arrival and after several days of use. The news has shocked many apple fans around the globe. From the pictures circulating on social media, it looks like the battery of the phone is swelling which as a result is bending the screen of the device – eventually splitting the device into two pieces.

So far so good, there has not been any fire unlike Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7. Never the less, the iPhone 8 and 8 plus seem to have faulty batteries. Apple has started investigating the matter. The cases were first reported from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan. Later, few more cases caught the attention in China, Canada, and Greece.


For what is likely is that few faulty units turn up every time a new product is launched. So, in case if you’re someone who is willing to get the new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus then don’t hesitate. Apple is a huge company and they probably ship massive amounts of devices and if the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 plus were dangerous or faulty phones then there would be a huge uproar on social media everywhere.

If you are someone who is already using the new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 plus then you must not worry about your phone unless it acts strange such as charging issues or swelling issues. The devices that are reported are probably outliers with errors rigorous to their components or construction.

The phone was earlier launched in the month of September. Reportedly, the phones were an upgrade of the older versions, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus. The new upgrade revolves around the wireless charging and also few other main features.

At the keynote event, chief executive, Tim Cook said, “Our intention has always to create something so magical, powerful, that the hardware virtually disappears,” He further added it was a “new step forward for iPhone” that will “set the path for technology for the next decade”.

Apple’s executive, Phil Schiller while introducing the phone, added that device “improves on everything we love about the iPhone”.


The new iPhone 8/8 plus is available in 3 colors that are silver, space grey, and new gold finish. According to the company, it’s the most durable glass ever. Other features include water and dust resistant, 4.7″ display in the 8 and 5.5″ display in the Plus. Stereo speakers which are 25% louder than the speakers in iPhone 7, 12MP camera, 4K 60fps video, Wireless charging, and iOS 11.

The iPhone 8/8plus is available in both 64GB and 256GB. The phone starts off at $1000 and goes up depending on the capacity. If you are an iPhone fan then you must wait for the iPhone X this year.

Hopefully, no more cases of iPhone 8’s battery swelling take place. For more news, stay tuned!

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