Apple shares edge lower premarket on new report of iPhone 8 Plus battery issue
Shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) edged lower premarket Friday, after another report of a problem with an iPhone 8 Plus. Chinese state media reported that a device delivered there had split open,9to5Mac reported (https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/06/iphone-8-separated-chassis-battery-incident/), reigniting concerns about the battery. Earlier this week, a customer from Taiwan and another from Japane reportedly sent pictures to Apple showing their phones split open, which was thought to be caused by the battery swelling due to gases inside the device. "We are aware and are looking into it," an Apple spokeswoman told MacRumors. Shares have gained 34% in 2017, while the S&P 500 has gained 14% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 15%.
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