Apple looking into iPhone 8 and 8 Plus swelling batteries reports

Ivan, 06 October 2017

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.

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

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Reader comments

  • Meow

Apple tried to copy the exploding feature from Note 7 but failed. Ended up copying their own iPhone 3GS. (My iPhone 3GS had this issue and since then, I am on the Android's side.)

  • Rahat

Note: non-genuine replacement displays may have compromised visual quality and may fail to work correctly. Apple-certified screen repairs are performed by trusted experts who use genuine Apple parts. See support.apple.com/en-gb for more information.

  • AnonD-704101

investigation states, phone using original chargers as well as phones new out of the box were found with bloated batteries. What you think is wrong. It's not the charger. Even Samsung came to that claim early in investigation.

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