Tech & Science Apple 'Investigating' Serious New iPhone Failures

06:12  06 october  2017
06:12  06 october  2017 Source:   Forbes

Apple fixes iPhone 8 crackling earpiece issue in iOS update

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Apple has confirmed it is investigating reports of a serious hardware problem in one of its new iPhones Speaking to the Independent, Apple confirmed it is investigating reports the iPhone 8 Plus is suffering from a severe battery failure which literally causes the sides of the smartphone to

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Apple’s new iPhones are the talk of the technology world. But following the chaotic launch of iOS 11 (and two equallyproblematic updates), reports of a serious fault with the iPhone 8 Plus is the last thing Apple needed…

Speaking to the Independent, Apple confirmed it is investigating reports the iPhone 8 Plus is suffering from a severe battery failure which literally causes the sides of the smartphone to burst open. Currently incidents are limited (popular Apple site MacRumors reports several more) but this is clearly something Apple is taking very seriously.

Apple has launched three new iPhones, but the iPhone 8 Plus (middle) has received reports of a serious battery problem

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Apple is investigating after two iPhone 8 Plus owners shared pictures of the device bursted open due to possible battery failure . With millions of iPhones coming off of Apple ’s production lines every time new models launch, it’s common for a few to have battery failures .

At this stage little is known about the fault, though the Independent’s states Apple believes the problem is caused by “battery swelling” and it is not thought to pose a safety concern like Samsung’s infamous problem with exploding Galaxy Note 7 batteries.

That said Apple has had its own battery problems during the last year and initiated a battery recall program for some iPhone 6S models.

Following Apple and Samsung’s problems scrutiny of smartphone batteries, their reliability and safety has been a top priority across the industry. Samsung in particular has made dramatic strides forward in 2017 having launched its class leading 8 Point Battery Safety Check program and substantially reduced annual battery decay in its latest smartphones.

Apple Intentionally Slowing Down iPhone X Production?

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Apple is investigating after two iPhone 8 Plus owners shared pictures of the device burst open due to possible battery failure . No Need to Worry. With millions of iPhones coming off of Apple ’s production lines every time new models launch, it’s common for a few to have battery failures .

Apple is investigating after two iPhone 8 Plus owners shared pictures of the device bursted open due to possible battery failure . With millions of iPhones coming off of Apple ’s production lines every time new models launch, it’s common for a few to have battery failures .

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 suffered explosive battery problems and was withdrawn from sale

Needless to say the hope is these latest iPhone 8 Plus incidents remain few and far between. But while we await the results of Apple’s investigation I would point out you should be buying a different iPhone model anyway…

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Indian government considering exemptions sought by Apple: official .
The Indian government is considering exemptions sought by Apple Inc for setting up a unit to assemble iPhones, Ramesh Abhishek, the top bureaucrat in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, said on Thursday. The department is a part of India's commerce and industry ministry.Apple has asked federal government officials for a range of tax and policy changes to help build out its iPhone assembly work in India.It is seeking permission to open its own retail stores in India where it currently sells iPhones through resellers.

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