Reports of iPhone 8 Plus Splitting Open is Like Déjà vu of iPhone 6 Bending

If you can recall, the iPhone 6 was pretty bendy.

Much bendier than what we asked for, to be honest.

And it seems that the new iPhone 8 Plus is following its predecessor’s golden footsteps, with a flexible quirk of its own.

Difference? It’s not a bendy twist this time.

Instead, it’s splitting open.

Yeah, the phone’s literally splitting open.

Like a banana.

Image: Pinterest

Geez is that even edible?

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Apple has confirmed that it is currently investigating two reports of iPhone 8 Plus supposedly splitting open shortly after purchase.

And in case you’re wondering; no it didn’t happen in China.

Instead, it occurred in Taiwan and Japan.

Is this a repeat of the infamous Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Explosive fest?

Image: iFeng

If you’re wondering how Apple caught wind of it, it’s because the reports were circulating on the net, and boy were they viral.

The Japanese user noticed that the the phone was already split when he opened the box.

image: Magokoro0511 Twitter
Image: Magokoro0511 Twitter

On the Taiwanese user’s side, the phone had started to split when it was charging. (Note 7, anyone?)

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Neither iPhone owner reported any signs of explosions or fire behind the cause of their phones’ demise. From this we can somewhat surmise that this wouldn’t be a repeat case of Samsung’s disaster distribution, when there were 35 reported cases of the Note 7 blowing up. Samsung were so pressured that they called for a worldwide recall of its Note 7s.

So far, these are the only two reports that have emerged since the phone’s global launch on 22 September 2017. And there have been no affected parties outside of Asia.

Apple has released a statement, saying that it was aware of the problem, and would be looking into it.

While the company hasn’t disclosed the exact amount of shipped phones, analysts have done a rough calculation and estimated combined shipment numbers for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus to be between 16 million and 18 million units overall for the first weekend on sale.

Hopefully the issue will be rectified fast, because nobody wants an iPhone 8 that splits open. If we wanted something like that we would have gotten a damn convertible smartphone. And nobody wants that.

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You get what we are saying, don’t you, Apple?

#wewantapple #wedon’twantabanana


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