Apple has now released a statement that it is aware of the iPhone 8 battery swelling issues and is working on it. These new flagship iPhones were announced last month, featuring powerful A11 Bionic processors and the latest in display and camera technology. However, all’s not well with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus – some users have been facing issues with their iPhone 8/8 Plus’s batteries swelling, rendering the phone dangerous and unusable.
While the display is not the reason, the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus‘ battery is reportedly swelling during charging. It is the battery swelling that is causing some iPhones displays to pop out. Looking into the matter, Apple has issued a statement that goes,
“We are aware and we are working on it”.
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The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus battery swelling issue
After the explosive fate of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the Apple iPhone 8 battery issue is alarming. The iPhone display popping issue first surfaced in Taiwan where a woman reported her phone to having swollen while charging.
After this incident, users in China, Canada, and Greece have also reported similar instances of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus swelling while charging, with almost a dozen reports being posted so far. Also, it is being assumed that only a small batch of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are suffering from this problem.
Although there are no cases of any misfire or explosion, battery swelling is also not acceptable even in one single unit. Apple is known for their safety and consumer priority standards, we await what findings Apple gets out of their investigations.
Sam Jaffe, Managing Director of Cairn Energy Research Advisors who was quoted by The Verge,
“Swelling is always a precursor when there is a battery fire, but the percentage of actual fires are pretty rare, In the Galaxy Note case, there were probably a couple hundred battery failures of one sort or another, but there were only a handful of fires — so that gives you a sense of the proportion of actual fires.”