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Apple Is Investigating Battery Swelling in iPhone 8 Plus

Less than a week after two cases of cracked iPhone 8 Plus had been reported in Asia, another similar incident took place in China. While the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were lacklusture in comparison to iPhone X, this was perhaps the last thing Apple wanted.

The incident comes as Apple investigates similar cases reported in Taiwan and Japan of batteries in its latest iPhone 8 Plus becoming bloated, causing the device's casing to open. Numerous individuals affected posted pictures of their phones on social media, which depicted bloated-looking devices where the screens were detached from their aluminum bodies. If something goes wrong here, it would be a major blow to the company.

A fresh case of Apple's new iPhone popping open due to a swollen battery has been reported in state media in China, the world's biggest smartphone market where the U.S. firm is seeking to revive faltering sales. The phone isn't heating up or catching fire, but is simply cracking open.

Accordingly, Liu approached the paper on the same day to show his iPhone 8 Plus that just arrived with cracks on the side. Apple has confirmed to Gizmodo that it is "looking into" the matter. Apple is aware of the matter and we expect them to come out with a solution soon.

Apple competes in China with local makers, including Huawei Technologies and Oppo, which sell phones with high-end features at lower prices. More recently, the bendgate scandal was causing phones to crack up when applied even the slightest pressure, even in your pockets. There have been issues like antennagate in the past.



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