Apple iPhone 8 batteries swelling complain report. Reports from a few iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus buyers have suggested there could be an issue with the battery inside some of the devices swelling, causing the case of Apple’s new iPhone to split open and expose the smartphone’s internals.
Apple has now confirmed it is looking into it, although a spokeswoman declined to comment further when asked how many devices are affected. So far, there have not been any fires but new iPhones are splitting along, exposing the smartphone’s internals. 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. Amid conspiracy theories, a global recall of 2.5 million devices was announced quickly and faster replacements were guaranteed. The fiasco over Samsung’s flagship smartphone caused the firm operating losses of some $5 billion.
Apple did not release figures for the first weekend sales of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, as it has in the past with new iPhones, so it’s also not yet clear how many of these handsets are in the hands of buyers at this point. Some analysts have suggested consumers may be holding off on upgrading their iPhone to buy the top of the range iPhone X, which Apple also announced at the same time, but with a later release date.