Luke Dormehl, writing at Cult of Mac:

An iPhone 8 Plus owner in Taiwan claims that her new supersized handset from Apple split open while being charged. Local media states that the phone which split open was a 64GB rose gold iPhone 8 Plus. It had reportedly been bought five days earlier by a Ms. Wu.


While it’s not clear what the cause of these problems may have been, an unconfirmed rumor doing the rounds claims that the iPhone 8 Plus battery is made by Amperex Technology Limited (ATL), the same company which built the battery for the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

Back when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was going through this fiasco, I remember Gruber saying, “But for the grace of God, there goes Apple.” Is it now Apple’s hour to face this disaster?