Apple’s latest mobile devices are not even a month old, and already there are reports of issues. Taiwanese iPhone 8 Plus owner claims her device cracked open while on charge.
According to Taiwanese and Chinese media, Ms. Wu owned the phone, who recently replaced her phone contract and purchased a 64GB rose gold iPhone 8 Plus.
The problem appeared five days after buying the device. Wu put her phone on charge, using the supplied cable and adaptor. Three minutes later, she claimed to see the front panel bump, and eventually lift completely from the phone.
According to various Taiwanese outlets, the phone was later recovered by the carrier and has since been shipped to Apple for detailed analysis.
Multiple other iPhone 8 Plus owners have reported experiencing comparable issues. One Japanese owner reported his phone arrived in a comparable condition, with the screen visibly separated from the body.
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So far, the blame for the issues has been put on the battery. Unconfirmed reports state the iPhone 8 Plus uses the same battery maker , Amperex Technology Limited (ATL), as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
But it’s important to remember that many details are yet unconfirmed. Secondly, even if the reports are true, the issues might have occurred due to a manufacturing fault.
To recall, Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus had reports of exploding devices, but these were just isolated incidents, and millions of these devices were sold without any issue.