Apple iPhone 8 Plus Breaks During Charging in Taiwan – Be Careful

iPhone 8 Plus

Apple launched the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus including iPhone X with great expectations. However, the customers based in Taiwan have been facing serious issues with the handset.

According to a customer, the iPhone 8 Plus has reportedly split into two parts during the charging process. A user with the Twitter handle @Magokoro0511 has shared the images and it reveals the sad state of the expensive handset.

As per 9to5Mac, the iPhone 8 Plus has split due to the battery, which got swollen. The customer has reported the matter to the company support team. In an article published on The Next Web, the 64GB variant of the iPhone 8 Plus has been handed over to the company and it is being examined.

The customer reported that her problem occurred within five days after the purchase. After establishing connectivity with the charger, the iPhone 8 Plus split with a loud sound within three minutes.

The images shared on Twitter reveals that the display has chopped off from the body and it exposes the inner portion. We can clearly see the ports, screws and even the internal green colored circuit. As you can see, one side of the phone has been split, rendering the phone unusable.

The above news is really a state of concern for customers. Apparently, the battery integrated with the iPhone 8 Plus has been manufactured by Amperex Technology Limited, which is the same company that supplied batteries for the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7.

In terms of specifications, the iPhone 8 Plus features a 5.5-inch FHD IPS display, Apple A11 Bionic processor, 3GB RAM, 64GB/256GB non-expandable internal storage loaded with iOS 11.

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While the rear side is equipped with a dual camera comprising of 12MP and 12MP sensors, the front-facing camera bears a 7MP sensor with face detection capabilities. The rear camera also provides support for PDAF, 2x optical zoom including quad-LED flash. A 2691mAh battery with fast charging capability supplies power for the handset. You will be able to charge 50 percent in 30 minutes.

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