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Apple is still carrying out investigation on why iPhone 8 battery is swelling up

Apple is in state of confusion as another battery swelling up issue came up with iPhone 8, recently Apple just find solution to the crackling sound issue during calls which they thought its over until these swelling up issue, though is not that clear if the problem is occurring in large batch of phones or in edge cases.

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In past weeks report has been coming from different country on these same iPhone 8s swelling up problem which occur after several time of usage, no one ever know the cause yet maybe due to heat or another thing. Investigation is still going on in order to know the exact problem and how to tackle the problem as soon as possible. When the battery swell up the front curve out separated from the device.

This issue has gone beyond play, over past week many report has came from different source as I said earlier, the first report came out from Taiwan, “when a woman reported that she plug her phone and after a while she went to check she found out that her phone is swollen”. Also someone in Japan posted photos of a split-apart phone on Twitter. And in the days since, there’ve been cases in China, Canada, and Greece.

According to report so far , half a dozen of the million of iPhone 8s released over year has issue which is normal, it is expected to happen but not in huge rate. Apology from Apple if you are victim but the question from the users is that what is the cause of the problem?. which answer have not been given from any source.

“[Swelling is] very unusual for a brand-new battery and leads toward the direction of there's something fundamentally wrong with this battery,” says Sam Jaffe, managing director of Cairn Energy Research Advisors, in a phone call with The Verge. Jaffe, a battery industry analyst, says manufacturers 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.

For now, he says, it’s too early to know what’s happening with Apple’s phones. “It could be just a random distribution,” he says. “Just a random event, and it's only a few.”

Jaffe suspects Apple’s executives are “in crisis mode” over the potential damage that battery issues could lead to. But while we’ve seen a few swollen batteries already, he says, it doesn’t mean the problem will necessarily elevate into a Note 7-style crisis with phones starting to produce smoke.

“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.”

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