A new case of the new Apple iPhone is open due to a swollen battery that has been reported in state-owned media in China, the world’s largest smart phone market, where the US company is trying to revive false sales.
The incident occurs when Apple investigates similar cases reported to Taiwan and Japan batteries in its latest iPhone 8 Plus that swells, resulting in the opening of the device box.
On its website Thursday, the Chinese state backed by ThePaper.cn quoted an iPhone buyer surnamed Liu saying that its new iPhone 8 Plus arrived was opened on October 5. There was no trace or explosion.
Liu told ThePaper that he bought the phone from JD.com Inc.’s online marketplace. He said he had not collected the new device and sent it back to the seller.
The photos taken by Liu and posted on the site ThePaper showed an iPhone 2 more open 2 open along the part containing the SIM card, with the internal parts of the phone visible.
An Apple spokesman said the company is investigating the issue and declined to comment further.
The incident comes as critics indifferent of the iPhone 8, which comes 10 years after Apple released the first version of the revolutionary phone, has chased parts of the company since the launch of the handset.
Some investors worry that pre-orders for the device will be much lower than previous versions, although some Apple fans are waiting for the launch of the iPhone X in early November.
Apple made up in China with local manufacturers, including Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and Oppo, which sell phones with high-end features at lower prices.