People Are Claiming Their iPhone 8 Plus Phones Are Splitting Apart

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(Web Desk) - Certain reports claimed that the new Apple smartphone is causing concerns for buyers as the batteries are swelling with time and the casing split opens eventually, according to TechCrunch report. The hope, of course, is that Apple finds this was limited to just a few defective handsets, and that it isn't something iPhone 8 users in general need to worry about. Reports have so far pointed out iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

The incident comes after similar reports have also been reported in Japan and Taiwan, and one Apple spokesperson stressed that they are looking looking into the issue without elaborating further. Soon after the launch, a user from Taiwan claimed that her iPhone 8 Plus split open while it was charging. The phone didn't have any sign of scorching or an explosion. The company will be keen to avoid a repeat of the debacle surrounding Samsung's Galaxy Note8 handset which had to be scrapped a year ago after the batteries in a small number of units exploded.

Global News reached out to Apple for a comment and has yet to receive a response, though Apple did tell The Guardian that it was aware of the reports and looking into the issues. Similarly, when the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus came out there were issues with individual devices. Apple says that issue will be corrected in a future update, but at this point, they could already be headed down the same road as Samsung.

Apple unveiled its latest-gen iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (first impressions) at an event in last month.

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But after Samsung's Note 7 fiasco, there's reason to be concerned about what's happening here - especially since it's a battery issue.

Some analysts have said that consumers may be holding off on the iPhone 8 and waiting for the iPhone X instead, which will be available for pre-order on October 27.

Apple Inc. shares fell $0.33 (-0.21%) in premarket trading Friday.

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