A Taiwanese iPhone 8 Plus user claims that her handset cracked open while being charged.
The damaged iPhone 8 Plus units is said to be owned by a Ms. Wu, according to Taiwanese and Chinese media. Wu recently renewed her contract and bought a 64GB rose gold iPhone 8 Plus.
Five days after purchasing the phone, she noticed that the front panel was bulging outwards with the sides of the device seemingly cracked open. Wu claims this happened three minutes after she put the handset on charge using the supplied cable and power adaptor.
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Several Taiwanese reports later claimed that Wu’s iPhone 8 Plus unit was recovered by the carrier and sent out to Apple for further investigation. Some media outlets are describing the incident as an “explosion,” but photos of the handset doesn’t show any visible evidence of any burn marks, according to 9To5Google. Unfortunately, this issue seems to be affected by a similar issue. One user from Japan claimed that his iPhone 8 Plus unit arrived in the similar state. The user shared images of his damaged iPhone 8 Plus unit on Twitter and it does look like the display panel is bulging out with its sides visibly cracked open. Note: The original article was posted on International Business Times