A few users reporting swollen iPhone 8 Plus batteries


Protecting one's data on a smartphone might be one of the most underrated measures considered by users. The images show an iPhone 8 Plus split open with its internals visible. The normal infant failure rate for lithium-ion batteries is about one in every one million, so the number of cases of an iPhone 8 Plus with a swelling battery is still within statistical probability. Another report was logged in by iRepair, an Apple products repair shop based in Greece.

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The iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8 both scored 94 in the DxOMark rankings - making them the leading devices. Also available for pre-ordering now and set to ship in November, the wireless headphones with Google Assistant can also be used to issue voice commands, make phone calls, ask for directions, or provide real-time translations in 40 languages. But since then, there has been no update. The company is by far the largest smartphone OLED panel manufacturer, catering to 97 percent of the market in Q1 2017 and shipping the vast majority of the 400 million panels produced in 2016.

Those lower costs probably allowed Apple to add features such as wireless charging, glass backs, and improved cameras to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus without significantly increasing its own costs or the prices it asks for them. We'll keep you updated if more cases are reported.

Apple will hope that the incidents are isolated, can be dealt with swiftly and are not a prelude to further problems.

While the Galaxy Note 8 trails the iPhone 8+ in video capabilities (the scores are 84 vs 89, respectively), it trumps the 8+ in shooting still photos (100 vs 96, respectively). Far, far higher than what we're seeing here. The Bokeh effect was found to be erratic as well, while white balance casts were observed frequently in bright light and indoor conditions.

The incident comes as indifferent reviews of the iPhone 8, which comes 10 years after Apple released the first version of the revolutionary phone, drove down shares of the company since the handset's launch. Apple tends to make leaps one year, incremental updates the next.