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iPhone 8 Plus screen split open while charging: Reports

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iPhone 8 plus. IANS

San Francisco, Oct 1, 2017: A user from Taiwan claimed her iPhone 8 Plus, which belongs to Apple’s latest line-up of devices, split open while it was charging.

“So far, the finger of blame is being pointed at the battery. Unconfirmed reports state the iPhone 8 Plus uses the same battery manufacturer, Amperex Technology Limited (ATL), as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7”, The Next Web reported late on Friday.

The screen of the device bulged out five days after the user purchased it.

The woman had purchased a 64GB “Rose Gold” iPhone 8 Plus and she put it on charge, using the supplied cable and adaptor.

“After about three minutes, she reported seeing the front panel bulge, and eventually lift completely from the device”, the report added.

The Cupertino-headquartered giant is currently investigating reports of iPhone 8 Plus splitting open and the reason remains unclear as of now.

Similar reports have emerged from Japan where one owner claimed his phone arrived in a state with the screen visibly detached from the body.

However, there have been no reports of visible evidence of burn marks.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were made available from September 22 in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, the UK and other countries.

Apple launched iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, starting at Rs 64,000, in India on Friday while pre-bookings had started on September 22.

The iPhone X will arrive in India on November 3, starting at Rs 89,000. (IANS)

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Apple Accused of Making False Claims About its iPhone X Series

The plaintiffs also allege that the iPhone X series phones have lower screen resolution than advertised, the CNET report said on Saturday

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Apple accused of making false claims about iPhone X series. Pixabay

A lawsuit filed in a US court has accused Apple of making false claims about the screen sizes and pixel counts of the displays in its iPhone X series, CNET reported.

The suit filed on Friday in the District Court of Northern California alleges that the Cupertino, California-headquartered tech giant lied about the screen sizes of iPhone X, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max devices by counting non-screen areas like the notch and corners.

The two plaintiffs who filed the suit are seeking class action status, according to the report.

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An Apple store in Woodbridge, Virginia. (VOA)

The suit alleges that Apple is falsely marketing the new line of iPhones as “all screen”.

For example, the screen size of iPhone X is “only about 5.6875 inches”, and not 5.8 inches as claimed by Apple, the complaint stated.

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The plaintiffs also allege that the iPhone X series phones have lower screen resolution than advertised, the CNET report said on Saturday.

Apple was sued over its products earlier also. A lawsuit filed in June alleged that the screen of Apple Watch has a tendency to “crack, shatter or detach from the body of the watch.” (IANS)