Technology Apple 'Investigating' Serious New iPhone Failures

17:25  06 october  2017
17:25  06 october  2017 Source:   forbes.com

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Speaking to the Independent, Apple confirmed it is investigating reports the iPhone 8 Plus is suffering from a severe battery failure which literally causes the sides of the smartphone Apple has launched three new iPhones , but the iPhone 8 Plus (middle) has received reports of a serious battery problem.

Apple has confirmed it is investigating reports of a serious hardware problem in one of its new iPhones Speaking to the Independent, Apple confirmed it is investigating reports the iPhone 8 Plus is suffering from a severe battery failure which literally causes the sides of the smartphone to.

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Apple’s new iPhones are the talk of the technology world. But following the chaotic launch of iOS 11 (and two equallyproblematic updates), reports of a serious fault with the iPhone 8 Plus is the last thing Apple needed…

Speaking to the Independent, Apple confirmed it is investigating reports the iPhone 8 Plus is suffering from a severe battery failure which literally causes the sides of the smartphone to burst open. Currently incidents are limited (popular Apple site MacRumors reports several more) but this is clearly something Apple is taking very seriously.

Apple has launched three new iPhones, but the iPhone 8 Plus (middle) has received reports of a serious battery problem

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Home » Mobility Strategy » Apple ‘ Investigating ’ Serious New iPhone Failures ». Currently incidents are limited (popular Apple site MacRumors reports several more) but this is clearly something Apple is taking very seriously .

Apple has confirmed it is investigating reports of a serious hardware problem in one of its new iPhones Speaking to the Independent, Apple confirmed it is investigating reports the iPhone 8 Plus is suffering from a severe battery failure which literally causes the sides of the smartphone to.

At this stage little is known about the fault, though the Independent’s states Apple believes the problem is caused by “battery swelling” and it is not thought to pose a safety concern like Samsung’s infamous problem with exploding Galaxy Note 7 batteries.

That said Apple has had its own battery problems during the last year and initiated a battery recall program for some iPhone 6S models.

Following Apple and Samsung’s problems scrutiny of smartphone batteries, their reliability and safety has been a top priority across the industry. Samsung in particular has made dramatic strides forward in 2017 having launched its class leading 8 Point Battery Safety Check program and substantially reduced annual battery decay in its latest smartphones.

Some iPhone 8 Plus owners report swelling battery

  Some iPhone 8 Plus owners report swelling battery <p>Reports of a small number of batteries in Apple's new iPhone 8 Plus phones swelling and causing the case to pop open have been circulating since just after they went on sale last month. On Friday Apple said it was "looking into the matter."</p>The phones don't appear to overheat or catch fire, as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 did. The battery simply swells, causing the phone's casing to open and the front screen to detach.

Apple has confirmed it is investigating reports of a serious hardware problem in one of its new iPhones Speaking to the Independent, Apple confirmed it is investigating reports the iPhone 8 Plus is suffering from a severe battery failure which literally causes the sides of the smartphone to.

Apple has confirmed it is investigating reports of a serious hardware problem in one of its new iPhones Speaking to the Independent, Apple confirmed it is investigating reports the iPhone 8 Plus is suffering from a severe battery failure which literally causes the sides of the smartphone to.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 suffered explosive battery problems and was withdrawn from sale

Needless to say the hope is these latest iPhone 8 Plus incidents remain few and far between. But while we await the results of Apple’s investigation I would point out you should be buying a different iPhone model anyway…

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