Though millions of phones manufactured will have some form of defect in them which is why Apple offers stellar after-sales service of its products, identical issues point out that either a specific component or manufacturing defect could be occurring where consumers are met with crippled phones. There have been no signs of fire or explosions on the iPhone 8 as reported on some media channels.
Via ThePaper.cn, Liu reportedly took delivery of an iPhone 8 Plus on Thursday only to find that its case was split as soon as he opened up the packaging. The user claimed to be charging the phone using only an official Apple power adapter and Lightning to USB cable. Though the cause is unconfirmed for now, it is believed that swelling of the battery is forcing the handset to split open. The most likely resolution is that Apple changes something silently on the supply chain side to stop new devices from being produced with this fault.
United Nations braced for 'further exodus' of Rohingya from Myanmar
The UN has described the government-sanctioned crackdown on Rohingya as "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing". USA lawmakers are calling for "full access" by journalists and aid workers to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state.
Apple has a short statement on the matter: "We are aware and looking into it".
Another story about a flawed iPhone 8 Plus surfaced on Reddit. Anthony Wu, a user from Toronto, Canada, bought a new IPhone 8 Plus on Sunday, said it was out of box. "In the Galaxy Note case, there were probably a couple hundred battery failures of one sort or another, but there were only a handful of fires - so that gives you a sense of the proportion of actual fires".
NBC5 Forecast: Still warm through the weekend
Westerly winds around 5 mph.Note: Computer model precision diminishes the further into the week the forecast projects. The storm will weaken rapidly but some of the remnant moisture could bring CT a much-needed soaking rain.
Apple unveiled its latest-gen iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (first impressions) at an event in last month. Investors are concerned that the pre-orders this time will be less than the previous iPhones.
However, it is largely believed that the core Apple fans are anxiously waiting for the iPhone X, which will be out next month. Apple's shares on Friday afternoon fell 0.2 percent. This leads us to believe that the phone may burst into flames like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 past year.
GST simplified for SMEs, exporters
Exporters body FIEO today said the GST Council's initiatives, including introduction of e- wallet, would bring relief to traders. The Council is also expected to take up proposals regarding suspension of the reverse charge mechanism.