Brand New Apple iPhone 8 Bursts Open After Battery Swells While Charging

Nichole Vega
October 7, 2017

Although details remain murky, it does not appear that any of these devices are delivered in a unsafe condition (it's not like the battery is about to combust) but it does cause inconvenience and create some bad PR for Apple. There was no sign of scorching or an explosion.

Normally, customers are advised to use the same accessories that come with the phone or use a certified 3rd-party charger and cable to provide juice to the iPhone, but in this case, the phone was split open as soon as the owner removed it from the packaging.

Spit opened casing then exposes the internal components like camera, memory chips and other parts which can lead to further troubles.

Apple, at first, took its traditional approach of looking down its nose at the complaints and refused to say anything.

Whilst there are nearly always a few incidents of this kind for new iPhone models, it certainly seems like there have been more than usual for the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

According to the publication, the smartphone has been three days after the purchase before stepping down. Apple needs the iPhone 8 to do well in China to make up for the fact that sales on its cash cow are dying. Though the cause is unconfirmed for now, it is believed that swelling of the battery is forcing the handset to split open.

However, it's also true that everyone in the industry is more attuned to such problems in the wake of the exploding Galaxy Note 7 situation. Nevertheless, considering Apple's scale, even a minute failure rate will affect quite a few users. Apple responded by extending the warranty of its wearables but later stated that it was not a safety issue like the iPhone 8 bursting open and there was no need of a recall yet. The Tame Apple Press is trying to reassure them that Apple fans are waiting for the premium iPhone X due out in early November.

Shares in Apple edged down 0.2% to 155 on the stock market today. This leads us to believe that the phone may burst into flames like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 previous year.

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