Apple is looking into reports from Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Canada and Greece, regarding its iPhone8 Plus batteries swelling, breaking the smartphone open as a result.
The new smartphones have shown deformed phones, swelled batteries and screens being detached from the aluminium bodies of the devices.
According the The Guardian, an Apple spokesperson said the company was “looking into the issues”.
Some of the devices were reportedly collected by mobile phone operator partners for investigation.
The company manufactures and sells between 40 million and 80 million iPhones a quarter, meaning the damage could be through manufacturing defects, or shipping.
Written by Leah Alger