Did the new iPhone 8 just burst open?

Apple is working on investigating reports of its latest iPhone bursting open, days after the flagship device went up for sale.

Pictures on social media show a £800 iPhone 8 Plus handset that seemed to have split alongside the side.

One owner said that the device’s casing cracked open as it was charging, according to Taiwanese media.

The phone had said to be in use for five days and was in the process of being charged with an official cable and power adapter.

Another customer, from Japan, said that their iPhone 8 Plus had been delivered to them with the screen being already partially detached.

Apple confirmed that it was “looking into” two reports of this issue.

It is understood the Cupertino tech giant believes the problem was caused by the battery swelling and may not pose a safety concern for the user.

It is not yet known whether the reported issues are the only cases or may indicate wider manufacturing problems.

Apple began shipping the iPhone 8 to the first clients two weeks ago after ts official 22 September release date.

The handsets look alike to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus but have wireless charging and better cameras.

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