Apple has started to investigate a series of reports about battery problems with some of its new iPhone 8 Plus phones. Apple Tries to Calm Down the Alarm Bells Set Off Due to Swollen Batteries.
After a very short span of time after its launch, six reports have come to light which show the phones are bloating and splitting apart soon after the customers started to use them.
Apple Tries to Calm Down the Alarm Bells Set Off Due to Swollen Batteries
In all cases the battery inside the phone has swollen thus causing the phone to be unusable. Although its not clear whether the swollen batteries are a few isolated cases or there is a bigger design flaw.
Battery bloated happens when a device is at that point when the battery is very old battery and has served its useful lifetime and probably should have been discarded already. For a gassing event to happen inside a brand-new battery that has only experienced one or two charge/discharge cycles, the evidence points to a fundamental flaw in phone design.
It can be predicted that how bad can things get for Apple by just looking at what happened with the Samsung Galaxy Note fiasco.
The first report about an affected iPhone 8 Plus came from Taiwan, followed by Japan, China, Canada, Greece and Hong Kong.
Apple has claimed that it was aware of the reports and was “looking into” what might have caused the fault.