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Apple's iPhone 8 pops open due to bloated battery: Chinese state media

An Apple spokesperson said the company is looking into the matter and declined to comment further

Reuters  |  Beijing 

A fresh case of Apple Inc's new iPhone popping open due to a swollen battery has been reported in state media in China, the world's biggest smartphone market where the US firm is seeking to revive faltering sales. The incident comes as Apple investigates similar cases reported in Taiwan and Japan of batteries in its latest iPhone 8 Plus becoming bloated, causing the device's casing to open. On its website on Thursday, China's state-backed ThePaper.cn cited an iPhone buyer surnamed Liu as saying his newly purchased iPhone 8 Plus arrived cracked open on Oct 5. There ...

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First Published: Fri, October 06 2017. 15:54 IST
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