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Apple looking into iPhone 8 and 8 Plus swelling batteries reports

Numerous users around the world have reported their iPhone 8 or 8 Plus opening up due to a swollen battery. At the time of writing reports include devices in China, Canada, Greece, Japan and Taiwan, forcing Apple to officially look into it.

So far the reports appear to be limited related to the number of devices sold.

The issue shouldn’t be directly compared to what transpired with the Galaxy Note7 last year as the iPhone 8’s don’t appear to be exploding, just cracking open due to a swollen battery.

There’s no information at this point about what causes the issue. Some reports suggest the battery swells during charging though some report the phone arriving in a swollen state in its retail box.

Second Taiwan iPhone 8 buyer reports casing split open by swollen battery pic.twitter.com/lf6Tnp7wqc

Brightwire (@BrightwireInc) October 5, 2017

届いたiPhone8plus、開けたら既に膨らんでた pic.twitter.com/eX3XprSzqv

まごころ (@Magokoro0511) September 24, 2017

We’ll keep tabs on the matter and update you once any new information comes in.

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