New Apple iPhone 8 Models Reportedly Experienced Very Serious Problems,New Details
According to a new report from the folks at The Verge, there are some new reports out there claiming that the new Apple iPhone 8 models have started splitting apart! This strange event is speculated to be happening either upon arrival or several days after using them.
Currently, it’s not known if this is just happening in a couple of batches or a large quantity of them. They went on to explain that what might be happening is that the battery inside the phone is swelling up for some reason.
The swelling then causes the front of the phone to bend and eventually separate from the body of the device. They made a point to note that this issue hasn’t caused any of the phones to be ruined or start any fires. Thank God for that.
They said that Apple did make a very, very short statement about it saying, “We are aware and looking into it.” The first report of this surfaced in Taiwan. In this report, a woman said she found her iPhone swollen apart after plugging it in to let it charge.
After that, someone in Japan posted photos of the distorted iPhone on Twitter. Since then, more cases have popped up that claim the same phenomena. There have been occurrences of it in China, Canada and Greece. You guys can see the Twitter pic of the distorted iPhone by Clicking Here.
As of October 6,2017, there have been six reports of this disturbing situation. So, right now, it seems to only have happened in just a small quantity of the phones. We’ll have to wait to see if any more cases pop up though. But for now, it doesn’t seem to be too serious.
The Verge report points out that Apple has probably sold millions of these new iPhone 8s so far. So, seeing a couple of problem phones in such a big production run is expected. However, on the other hand since it’s possibly the battery that is the issue, it does raise extra concern. The article pointed out that none of the batteries should be swelling up like that no matter how many of the phones were produced.
The Verge was able to get a statement from Sam Jaffe who is the managing director of Cairn Energy Research Advisors. He said, “Swelling is very unusual for a brand-new battery and leads toward the direction of there’s something fundamentally wrong with this battery.”
Sam went on to talk about how manufacturers have started to reach their limits with lithium-ion batteries. This could possibly lead them to producing phones that have a larger risk of short circuiting in an attempt to store more power. However, right now, he thinks this particular case could just be some random and small occurrence. He stated, “It could be just a random distribution. Just a random event, and it’s only a few.”
Jaffe also told the Verge that he thinks Apple might be in crisis mode over this because of the potential damages that supposed battery problems can cause. He said they can actually cause fires stating, “Swelling is always a precursor when there is a battery fire, but the percentage of actual fires are pretty rare.
In the Galaxy Note case, there were probably a couple hundred battery failures of one sort or another, but there were only a handful of fires. So, that gives you a sense of the proportion of actual fires.”
What do you guys think of swollen iPhone 8 batteries? Does it sound too serious for you not to get a new iPhone 8? Or does it make you want to avoid them like the plague? Let us know in the comments.
In other Apple iPhone news, there’s also claims that Apple is intentionally designing iPhones to slow down over a period of time so consumers will be more inclined to purchase a newer model.
However, a new report from businessinsider.com reveals that studies have been run by a benchmarking software company named Futuremark. They claim the processor chips run just as smoothly today as when they were first produced.
They ran tests on the iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone 7. The tests were run on phones that were made as far back as 2013, and they said the processor chips run Apple’s latest iOS 11 just as well as they ran the iOS 9 operating system which was released in 2015.
They did mention that older phones might perform slower because of the new versions of the iOS and accompanying application updates. The reason for this is because they release the newer versions to work optimally with the latest versions of the iPhone.
So, if you feel like your iPhone is running slower for some reason, that could quite possibly be it. Stay tuned. Also, be sure to follow us on our Apple iPhone Facebook page for more Apple iPhone news by Clicking Here.