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It looks like a swollen battery.

Just this weekend there were images being shared online that showed an iPhone 8 Plus device splitting open due to a swollen battery. A user from Taiwan and Japan have also shared their devices that have the swollen battery.

It looks like a swollen battery.

Just this weekend there were images being shared online that showed an iPhone 8 Plus device splitting open due to a swollen battery. A user from Taiwan and Japan have also shared their devices that have the swollen battery.

The Taiwanese user named Ms. Wu said that she purchased the 64 GB Gold version of the iPhone 8 Plus and the issue happened about five days after buying it. She was using the supplied cable and charger but she then reported seeing the front panel of the smartphone bulge that eventually split open the smartphone.

There appears to be no explosion – but the batteries expanding typically lead to that. Apple hasn’t released a statement on the issue.

There’s a good chance that these devices may have fallen under a bad batch with faulty hardware – but issues like these tend to get more media attention especially after what happened to last year’s Samsung Note 7 debacle.

Victor Philip Ortiz
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