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A week after Apple said it is looking into incidents of iPhone 8 batteries swelling and phones being left split apart, the first such case has been reported in the US.
A Best Buy employee posted on Reddit to report that his store had received a bulging iPhone 8 as a return. He had also supplied an image along with his post, BGR reported late on Thursday.
It is likely that this may not be the last incident.
Earlier, cases of swollen batteries were reported from Taiwan, Japan China, Canada, and Greece.
The first incident was reported from Taiwan when a user claimed her iPhone 8 Plus split open while it was charging.
The tech giant would be praying that a full batch is not affected, which would mean recalling units, ruining the whole reputation built around iPhones for years.
The pre-orders for "super-premium" iPhone X will begin on October 27, with shipping starting November 3.
Last year, the batteries of the Rs 59,900 Galaxy Note 7 started exploding. Samsung counted several such incidents across the globe (over 90 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones owners in the US reported overheating).
Amid conspiracy theories, a global recall of 2.5 million devices was announced quickly and faster replacements were guaranteed.
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