Oct 9, 2017
Apple investigating swollen batteries in iPhone 8 Plus handsets
Apple is investigating a series of reports about battery problems with some of its new iPhone 8 Plus phones. In all cases the battery inside the phone has swollen rendering the phone unusable. The first report about an affected iPhone 8 Plus came from Taiwan. Apple news site MacRumours, which reported the first incident, said given the huge number of iPhones that had been manufactured it was "Common" for there to be a "Very low percentage of defective units". "If it's a little bit more than that, Apple might quickly be able to identify the battery manufacturing line that's responsible, shut it down and keep making iPhone 8s without any more issues," he added.
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