It has been the largest elephant in the room for Apple aficionados, but on Friday, it finally was acknowledged: Apple's new iPhone 8 may be having problems with its battery.
Earlier this week, we covered some rather alarming iPhone 8 reports. This was followed by multiple reports of the same incident in Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong. Another Taiwanese Apple user reports that she saw her iPhone 8 bursting open when it was put on charge using the Apple supplied cable and charger. The most likely resolution is that Apple changes something silently on the supply chain side to stop new devices from being produced with this fault.
There was no sign of scorching or an explosion, meaning that the phone was like this before the device was plugged into the wall outlet.
The issue shouldn't be directly compared to what transpired with the Galaxy Note7 previous year as the iPhone 8's don't appear to be exploding, just cracking open due to a swollen battery. The stock had been up five out of the last eight trading days before reports over a battery issue resurfaced.
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Although details remain murky, it does not appear that any of these devices are delivered in a risky condition (it's not like the battery is about to combust) but it does cause inconvenience and create some bad PR for Apple. The issue might be brushed under the carpet just like the iPhone 6 Plus bend gate or Apple may resolve and put out fresh versions of iPhone 8 Plus which do not have such issue.
Jaffe suspects Apple's executives are "in crisis mode" over the potential damage that battery issues could lead to.
However, it is largely believed that the core Apple fans are anxiously waiting for the iPhone X, which will be out next month.
In pre-market trading today, Apple shares were in the red.