Lately, you might have come across tweets or Facebook posts about swollen iPhone cases over the past few days. Ever since the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus started shipping, many such claims have started surfacing online.
After the claims regarding the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus case opening up due to swollen battery started emerging online, Apple has revealed that they will look into the issue. Such issues were spotted in devices those were shipped in markets such as Japan, Greece, Canada, China, and Taiwan. For now, the reports seem to be limited only to a specific number of iPhones those were sold.
Well, we are clear enough that this iPhone 8 swollen battery issue should not be directly compared to that of the Galaxy Note 7 battery explosion. The bulging battery in the iPhones is due to the buildup of gases inside the cell. This issue is seen in older batteries those are nearing the end of their lifespan but it is pretty rare. But this does not mean that the issue will not affect new batteries as in the case of iPhone 8. Even iPhone 7 had such battery swelling issues and there are numerous cases on the internet regarding the same.
As of now, Apple has not revealed any information regarding the cause of this issue. In some cases, the battery swelling has happened during the charging process while in the other cases the device has arrived with a swollen battery.
Given that Apple has officially revealed that they will look into the matter of swollen batteries in the iPhone 8, we can expect the company to soon come up with a solution to the same. And, we can expect Apple to replace the affected devices for the users despite that there shouldn't be a major issue due to the same. We will keep an eye for more updates on this development and update you with the new information.