Three more reports of swollen batteries in iPhone 8 Plus surface, still not statistically ...

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  • Reply 41 of 46
    airnerdairnerd Posts: 667member
    tl;dr version:  Stuff happens.  You aren't going to get perfect manufacturing from every instance when you churn out millions and millions.  
  • Reply 42 of 46
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,061member
    MplsP said:
    Just out of curiosity, was the number of failures for the Galaxy Note 8 'statistically significant?' I'm also curious if the battery supplier for the iPhone 8 is the same as the iPhone 7. Since the mechanical designs are virtually identical and the batteries are close to the same size, it seems like we would have seen similar reports with the iPhone 7. Of course, that's assuming there's not reporting bias, which is a big assumption. Even if the incidence is within the range of expected failure, public perception is far from rational

    Yes, those Galaxy failure numbers were statistically significant.  They reported dozens of cases out of 2.5 million.  The numbers were at least 10 times the normal rate.  As for public perception here, I call bullshit.  I think this is actually a competitor doing this in some way to thwart Apple.  It may even be Samsung itself.  
  • Reply 43 of 46
    Seems to be....no one saw it happen. It happened and was then discovered by the owners. So we don't know the speed.

    Soli said:
    BGR says its not an explosion but i had to remind them of the this.

    "Explosion” doesn’t have to mean that anything caught fire or burned; the word is broadly defined as “a large-scale, rapid, or spectacular expansion."
    There seems to be nothing large-scale, rapid, or spectacular about the expanding battery no more so than putting a dry sponge in water or blowing up an inflatable raft with a pump.

  • Reply 44 of 46
    bb-15bb-15 Posts: 268member
    BGR says its not an explosion but i had to remind them of the this.

    "Explosion” doesn’t have to mean that anything caught fire or burned; the word is broadly defined as “a large-scale, rapid, or spectacular expansion."
    A pretty ridiculous comment on this website. 
    If I blow into a party balloon, and it expands, is that an explosion? 
    No. 
    And a balloon will get larger much faster than any of these expanded batteries. 
    The expansion of these iPhone 8 batteries, in the context of what is known about explosions, is not "rapid, or spectacular".
    - What led to the description of the Note 7 batteries as explosions was due to the rapidly spreading fire from the battery.
    Currently, this does not apply to the iPhone 8 battery situation.  
  • Reply 45 of 46
    SoliSoli Posts: 9,256member
    RobertoBobarez said:
    Seems to be....no one saw it happen. It happened and was then discovered by the owners. So we don't know the speed.
    Here's an image of a tree separated from its roots. Are you claiming that we can't rule out an EXPLOSION if no one was around to see it fall?




    Bottom line: We don't need to assume that every broken or damaged item could've been the result of "a violent and destructive shattering or blowing apart of something, as is caused by a bomb" if we didn't see it get damaged.
    edited October 2017
  • Reply 46 of 46
    I just experienced a bulging battery on my 3-month old iPhone 7 Plus. I asked the Apple guy if it was dangerous, and he said no, but now I am starting to wonder.
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