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iPhone 8 Battery Swelling Reported in US

A Best Buy employee posted on Reddit to report that his store had received a bulging iPhone 8 as a return.

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A week after Apple said it is looking into incidents of iPhone 8 batteries swelling, 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.

It is likely that this may not be the last incident.

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The number of affected iPhone 8 handsets that have been reported is still statistically insignificant since millions of iPhone 8 handsets have already been sold, the report added.

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.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus went on sale on September 22. Apple was yet to release figures for the early sales of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

Last year, the batteries of the Rs 59,900 Galaxy Note 7 started exploding. Samsung counted several such incidents across the globe. 

Amid conspiracy theories, a global recall of 2.5 million devices was announced quickly and faster replacements were guaranteed.

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