According to several users, the iPhone is splitting completely open and/or swelling when charging while being connected to the approved Apple charger.
Although the number of complaints has been very small so far, there are worries over whether Apple iPhone 8 will cause problems for users.
Whilst there are nearly always a few incidents of this kind for new iPhone models, it certainly seems like there have been more than usual for the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. However, when Chinese state media reported on the problem Friday, the Cupertino idiot-tax operation deigned to recognize the issue. Photos of the said iPhone 8 Plus were displayed on ThePaper's website, showing how the phone split open and how some parts were visible. The phone didn't have any sign of scorching or an explosion. Apple says that issue will be corrected in a future update, but at this point, they could already be headed down the same road as Samsung.
It's important to note that the iPhone 8 Plus' battery is made by Amperex Technology Limited (ATL), which is he same company which manufactured the batteries for Samsung's exploding Galaxy Note 7.
Owners of new iPhone 8 Plus devices in Canada, China, Greece, and Hong Kong have also allegedly found their brand new iPhone 8 Plus devices bursting open, likely because of a battery swelling problem.
And when Antenna issue occurred in iPhone 4, in which signal strength of the phone went low while holding it, Apple responded by saying that either grip it differently or buy one of the available cases.
An Apple representative confirmed as much to TechCrunch today, though the company didn't take the opportunity to elaborate on the issue.
Apple unveiled its latest-gen iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (first impressions) at an event in last month. However, it is also said that many Apple fans are awaiting iPhone X's release due in November.