Apple Inc.'s iPhone X Display "Disasters"

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The catch is, of course, you will have to spend a pretty penny with the Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus.

But the spotlight has been shone on battery issues following the disastrous problems faced by Samsung with it's 2016 Galaxy Note 7. 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.

Yesterday CNET rounded up the handful of reports that have emerged - saying there are at least six different reports in at least five countries of the iPhone 8 splitting along its seams.

There was another case of an iPhone 8 Plus with split open case from an Apple device repair shop in Greece. When your doing things at that level, some isolated errors could slip through the cracks.

All that said, iPhone 8 Plus owners should hope for the best and prepare for the worst, while the world awaits the results of Apple's investigation into the matter. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus looked near identical to the iPhone 7, and you can expect the iPhone 11 to be near identical to the iPhone X.

Even the upcoming smartphones, expected to be launched next year, are expected to be bezel-less.

The numerous reports suggest that iPhone 8 Plus batteries are swelling causing the phone to split apart.

Apple has a history of not accepting its mistakes.

To be clear, I don't think the lack of ProMotion or the use of diamond pixels is going to be a deal-breaker for the average customer. The main three mobile service providers - AIS, DTAC and Truemove H - will all begin selling the new iPhone on the same date. However, there are not many smartphone display manufacturers who make such displays - Samsung has its own technology, which it calls infinity displays, LG has its own 18:9 aspect ratio displays and Japan Display is trying to make its own displays. The iPhone 8 Plus starts at Rs 73,000 for 64GB while the 256GB variant will cost Indian users Rs 86,000. Further, Apple also did not provide the first weekend sales number of the handsets, which went on sale on September 22, as it has done with the new iPhones before.

In pre-market trading today, Apple shares were in the red.

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