Apple investigating reports of new iPhone 8 splitting open

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The bug fixing update brings performance improvements and a fix to iPhone 8 users who reported hearing crackling/static noise coming from the earpiece of their device during phone calls and FaceTime calls. It means the iPhone 8 battery is smaller than the iPhone 7 (1,960mAh), and the 8 Plus battery is smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus (2900mAh).

This is obviously a concern with the device only being released on 22 September with the only significant changes from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus being wireless charging and improved cameras. Many have already done this just because the sales for the iPhone 8 are not spectacular.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models haven't been available long, but a couple of users have reportedly experienced major problems. The report claims that the iPhone 8 Plus unit was replaced and has been sent to Apple for investigation.

Apple iPhone X is a significant upgrade to previous-generations iPhones from the company.

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For now, it's best to take care and observe your iPhone 8 Plus.

The newly bought smartphones which split, have been returned to Apple. The study was a dud because Harvard guys found that there was a spike in Google searches for "iPhone slow", spike around the time of the release of a new model. Of course, this is a rough generalization and the results will vary for each device, but the stats show that there is a real problem that is yet to be fixed by Apple. Apple official too believes that the problem could be due to the battery swelling.

My biggest complain with the iPhone 8, along with the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack again, is that it still uses an LCD screen that only has resolutions as high as 1080p. It's also possible that a third-party charger was used in the Taiwanese owner's case, even though the owner claims she used the Apple-provided plug adaptor and cable.

If you are downgrading to iOS 10.3.3, then I would highly recommend that you make up your mind about it immediately.

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