iPhone 8’s swelling battery problem appears in the US for the first time

iPhone 8 Battery Swelling Problem

What would a new iPhone launch be without at least one bump in the road? It's no Antennagate, but Apple seems to have something of a problem on its hands with the iPhone 8. Reports of swelling iPhone 8 batteries that cause the phones to actually split have now reached into the double digits. Some iPhone 8 batteries have ballooned up in transit, while others have malfunctioned while charging.

Apple has confirmed that it's looking into the matter, and it's still far too early to say exactly what's going on. The problem isn't going away, however, and we now have our first report of a swollen battery incident that affected an iPhone 8 in the US.

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Zach Epstein

October 12th