Reasons of Apple iPhone 8 Battery Swelling Problem

Although iPhone 8 is one of the best smartphones of the year, 2017, still, it is not free from issues. While the company recently sorted out its earphone crackling issue with an update, but a more complex issue has arisen for the Apple Inc. The major issue that we are talking about is the battery swelling that a number of users having brand new iPhone 8, reported. The complaints are buzzing all around the social media and as reported, Apple is still looking into it.

Reasons of Apple iPhone 8 Battery Swelling


Reasons of Apple iPhone 8 Battery Swelling Problem

The first report regarding the battery swelling of iPhone 8 comes within the first week of iPhone’s launch and it was not more than a surprise for the company. Several reports from China, Taiwan, and India have emerged, where the batteries of the iPhones are swollen in large numbers. It has been claimed that the batteries are swollen up while being charged, causing the devices to crack open.

Not only this, even some users also claimed that their iPhone arrived with the issues that made them useless. These all reports have prompted the Apple to take notice upon the matter and a spokesperson from Apple quoted that the company has been looking into the matter.

As a matter of fact, millions of iPhone 8 units have already been sold in the market that means there is quite a big problem that company has on its hand. A source, upon the complaints, contacted the managing director of Cairn Energy Research Advisors, Sam Jaffe, who described the reasons for the swelling of Apple iPhone 8 battery. Check the following reasons.

Possible Reasons for iPhone 8’s Battery Swelling

According to Sam Jaffe, “[Swelling is] very unusual for a brand-new battery and leads toward the direction of there’s something fundamentally wrong with this battery”. He also said that manufacturers of the handsets have reached a limit with lithium-ion battery capacity and could end up producing designs with a bigger risk of short-circuiting in an attempt to store more power.

He said that for now, it is really too early to say anything and to predict anything that what is happening with the Apple’s battery. He said, “It could just be a random distribution”. He claimed “Just a random event, and it’s only a few.”

He also said, “Swelling is always a precursor when there is a battery fire, but the percentage of actual fires are pretty rare,” Jaffe says. “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.”

He says that either the company is facing crisis it doesn’t mean that this problem will lead to the Note-7 style crisis with the iPhone 8 too. However, it is a sigh of relief that the company is looking into the matter and soon, it will be fixed.


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