Now, Apple iPhone 8 battery swelling reported in the US

Over the past few weeks, there have been multiple incidents of the iPhone 8 batteries swelling, forcing the devices to split.

| Updated on: Oct 14 2017, 11:42 IST
Battery issues now have come to haunt Apple.
Battery issues now have come to haunt Apple. (AFP)
Battery issues now have come to haunt Apple.
Battery issues now have come to haunt Apple. (AFP)

A week after Apple said it was "looking into" reports of the iPhone 8 batteries swelling, the first such case has been reported in the US.

A Best Buy employee posted on Reddit that his store had received a bulging iPhone 8 as a return. He had also supplied an image along with his post, BGR reported late on Thursday. It is likely that this may not be the last incident.

The number of affected iPhone 8 handsets that have been reported is still statistically insignificant since millions of iPhone 8 handsets have already been sold, the report added.

Earlier, cases of swollen batteries were reported from Taiwan, Japan China, Canada, and Greece.

The first incident was reported from Taiwan when a user claimed her iPhone 8 Plus split open while it was charging.

The tech giant would be praying that a full batch is not affected, which would mean recalling units, ruining the whole reputation built around iPhones for years.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus went on sale on September 22. Apple was yet to release figures for the early sales of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

The pre-orders for "super-premium" iPhone X will begin on October 27, with shipping starting November 3.

Last year, the batteries of the 59,900 Galaxy Note 7 started exploding. Samsung counted several such incidents across the globe (over 90 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones owners in the US reported overheating).

Amid conspiracy theories, a global recall of 2.5 million devices was announced quickly and faster replacements were guaranteed.

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First Published Date: 14 Oct, 11:41 IST