A week after Apple said it is looking into incidents of iPhone 8 batteries swelling and phones being left split apart, the first such case has been reported in the US. Also Read - iPhone 13 to come with faster charging as compared to iPhone 12Also Read - Apple TV Plus for free: PS5 owners get six months subscription free of cost
A Best Buy employee posted on Reddit to report that his store had received a bulging iPhone 8 as a return. He had also supplied an image along with his post, BGR reported late on Thursday. It is likely that this may not be the last incident. Also Read - This photo shot with iPhone X by an Indian wins iPhone Photography Awards
The number of affected iPhone 8 handsets that have been reported is still statistically insignificant since millions of iPhone 8 handsets have already been sold, the report added.
Earlier, cases of swollen batteries were reported from Taiwan, Japan China, Canada, and Greece. ALSO READ: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus batteries swelling reports continue, Apple is looking into the matter
The first incident was reported from Taiwan when a user claimed her iPhone 8 Plus split open while it was charging.
The tech giant would be praying that a full batch is not affected, which would mean recalling units, ruining the whole reputation built around iPhones for years. RELATED: Apple investigating claims of iPhone 8 splitting open while charging
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus went on sale on September 22. Apple was yet to release figures for the early sales of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The pre-orders for “super-premium” iPhone X will begin on October 27, with shipping starting November 3.
Last year, the batteries of the Rs 59,900 Galaxy Note 7 started exploding. Samsung counted several such incidents across the globe (over 90 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones owners in the US reported overheating). Amid conspiracy theories, a global recall of 2.5 million devices was announced quickly and faster replacements were guaranteed.
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