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Users of the new iPhone 8 Plus complain that the battery bulges

Theresa Hayes | 09 October, 2017, 12:52

He said new iPhones launched next year will enjoy a longer sales period than those unveiled this year and will keep numerous iPhone X's features.

More iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus units have come back to Apple's service team, all of them sharing one issue: the battery has bloated to the point where the display has come away from the rest of the chassis.

A fresh case of Apple's new iPhone popping open due to a swollen battery has been reported in state media in China, the world's biggest smartphone market where the USA firm is seeking to revive faltering sales. It is also why many have been highly-anticipating the iPhone X which is said to introduce a period of a super cycle for Apple.

As for Samsung, the Galaxy Grand Prime Plus took the number three spot, followed by iPhone 6s and Galaxy S8 in in fourth and fifth places, respectively.

It's not a huge surprise that Samsung struggled to top Apple in the first half of the year, mind; Samsung's flagships were launched much later than Apple's.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship series recorded a smaller shipment volume this year. Of the top 10 phones sold, five were made by Samsung, four were made by Apple, and one was from China's Oppo.

The number of smartphone models with more than 1-million shipments per month increased in the first half of this year to 22 from 17 in 2016.

So it seems iPhone models have remained the most popular smartphones while maintaining their bestseller positions since launching.

"This is a direct result of smartphone OEM efforts to select and concentrate in order to improve product portfolios and increase profitability".