Recently in reminding of Samsung Note 8 battery issues, now against the top lead manufacturer Apple also reported swelling battery issues. For Galaxy Note 7 its reported last year and that lead to the Note 7 production halt.
Now there have been at least half a dozen cases where batteries of newly-launched Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are swelling and phones are being left split-apart.
The first case was reported in Taiwan where a woman found her iPhone 8 swollen apart after plugging it in to charge. The woman had purchased a 64GB “Rose Gold” iPhone 8 Plus and she put it on charge, using the supplied cable and adaptor.
“After about three minutes,she reported seeing the front panel bulge, and eventually lift completely from the device”, media reports said.
Apple seems to have an iPhone 8 battery problem on its hands, and it’s not clear yet whether it’s occurring in just a handful of edge cases or in a larger batch of phones. Over the past week, reports have been coming out about iPhone 8s that have split apart either on arrival or after several days of use.
What appears to be happening is that the battery inside the phone is swelling, bending the front of the phone and separating it from the body of the device. So far, there haven’t been any fires — just ruined phones.
Apple has a short statement on the matter: “We are aware and looking into it.”
More details reported by MacRumors indicate that some of the phones showed the problem after charging overnight. The site describes the issue as a “battery failure” and says it shouldn’t be surprising that a few of the millions of iPhone 8 delivered in recent weeks showed faults in recent weeks showed faults.