Remember all those years ago when Samsung was having issues with its Galaxy Note 7 batteries where they would swell, explode, and catch on fire? It looks like Apple is close to having its own Note 7 moment with its brand new iPhone 15s.
This is according to an image shared on X in which it showed off a brand new iPhone 15 Pro with its screen sticking out slightly, which apparently was due to a swollen battery that caused the display to be pushed out.
Woah. Someone's iPhone 15 Pro turned into a spicy pillow (swollen battery 💣) after the guy started using it in a case and then noticed the case didn't fit properly coz the iPhone's got thic. What is going on? 😳
Samsung's curse hitting apple lmao. 💀Hope its just a rare issue.… pic.twitter.com/Yfv2RHCXAn
— Zaryab Khan (@xeetechcare) September 28, 2023
One of the criticisms of the new iPhone 15 models is that they seem to run really hot, a lot hotter compared to their predecessors and the competition. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that this might be a software issue that can be fixed with a patch, but it might come at the cost of throttling the A17 chipset so that it won’t draw too much power, thus reducing the amount of heat produced.
Now to play devil’s advocate, some have pointed out that in the photo, there appears to be some kind of dent/scratches at the corner of the phone. This suggests that the reason the display popped out might have been because the user tried to pry it open, as opposed to it being caused by a swollen battery.
It’s hard to say for sure if the claims in the post are legit, so maybe approach it with a healthy dose of skepticism. But what’s undeniable is that Apple’s new iPhone 15s do have a heat issue, but the jury is still out as to whether or not Apple will ultimately find itself in a similar situation as Samsung did all those years ago.