While Apple has seen short lines in front of its retail outlets following the release of the iPhone 8, the seemingly limited interest in the company's newest device might pale in comparison to another issue arising in the Asian market.
The Next Web reports that some users have complained of their iPhone 8 devices separating from the screen panel during the charging process. According to media reports from Taiwan and China, the issue might stem from batteries that expand while the phones are charging, causing the handset to bulge and separate. Apple confirmed to Mashable that it's examining the issue, after a customer in Taiwan contacted the company when her iPhone 8 Plus experienced battery swelling.
One customer in Japan claims the device he ordered from Apple arrived at his home in a broken state, even before he was able to charge it. Needless to say, the images seem puzzling at best and disconcerting at worst: