Apple Acknowledges iPhone 8 Swollen Battery Issue
Apple has recently announced of its new series after iPhone 7. iPhone customers worldwide were waiting for its new releases. The new series of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were reportedly released on 22nd Sep 2017.
As the worlds wait was over, people rushed to buy from the new series. But on Friday Apple said that their new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus might have problems with its battery. And their spokesperson said that We are aware and looking into it.
The issue has been reported as a swollen battery which causes the mobile phone to spilled open, pushing the screen out of the chassis. Battery swelling issues in brand new mobile phones are unusual, and swelling of the battery is a fail-safe mechanism which prevents its from getting exploded. This isnt the first time Apple is facing issues with battery, a small amount of iPhone 6s also faced battery problem such as unexpected shutdown of the device while using an Apple stepped forward and offered free battery replacement for such devices.
What caused this on iPhone 8 and 8 Plus?
iPhone does not overdo charging speed, in fact, they put out much less power while comparing to android devices. Its been noted that iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are superior in battery capacity while comparing to iPhone 8 and 8 Plus respectively, but iPhone 7 series did not face any issues with the battery so the problem does not lie with battery capacity.
Apples iPhone 8 and 8 Plus use Li-ion batteries which are less stable because of its high energy density (batteries are made small by the factor). They use smaller batteries to maintain iPhone 8 and 8 Plus slim figure which is 0.7mm thinner than Galaxy S8, wireless charging and glass panel for its back.
Where there any explosions?
The media have only claimed of customer reporting about battery swollen issues and no explosion has ever taken place. This is nothing like what happened with Samsung note. Note 7 of Samsung exploded because of neglecting manufacturing techniques for the safety of the battery.
Which countries have reported such issues?
Firstly, an iPhone customer from Japan claimed of facing such issue by posting photos on Twitter after his new iPhone split open after batter swilling. And since then, cases have been reported from China, Canada, and Greece.
This issue with iPhone batter caused about less than 1 percent of drop on its share. And Apple has been still working on with iPhone X which will be having exciting features like never before and its pre-order begins on 27th Oct.