The danger of an iPhone 8 battery explosion

At least seven iPhone 8 battery swelling incidents have been reported since Apple launched the new phones on September 22nd. The number seems big but it’s still not statistically relevant, given the millions of iPhone 8 units that Apple has undoubtedly sold so far.

Last year’s Galaxy Note 7 battery-related recall is still fresh in people’s minds, when it comes to such incidents. But there’s really no reason to worry about Apple just yet
Samsung proved with its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 launches that it learned many things from the Galaxy Note 7 mishap. No fire or explosion incidents have been reported for either of the two flagship devices.

It’s unclear at this time what’s causing these iPhone 8 batteries to swell up, but it’s actually a good thing that swelling occurs. Rather than exploding and catching fire, malfunctioning batteries should swell up, even if it affects the device’s integrity. With the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, a battery that swells up will push the display outwards



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