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Ooopsie.

iPhone 8 Plus reportedly splits open while charging, another claimed to arrive in same state



A Taiwanese iPhone 8 Plus owner has claimed that her device split open while being charged with the supplied cable and plug adapter. She posted photos which show damage consistent with a swollen battery.

A Japanese owner has posted similar photos of his device, which he says arrived in this state …

The first device affected is being examined by Apple, reports ifeng (via TNW).

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While any incident affecting a new iPhone model is bound to attract media attention, it’s worth noting the usual disclaimers. First, any device manufactured in the millions will include some faulty models – the real news would be if this were not the case. Second, investigations into charging-related incidents often reveal that a third-party charger was used, even when an owner initially claims to have used the supplied Apple one.

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I really wonder if she used the included charger? There was one a youtube video comparing the OEM plug from Apple to a Chinese $4 knockoff. There was absolutely no protection in the knockoff, and it was extremely poorly engineered.
 
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