Splitgate: The new iPhone can’t keep itself intact

06:16 PM | 7 Oct, 2017
Splitgate: The new iPhone can’t keep itself intact
Maybe it’s a good idea to not buy the iPhone 8 and 8+ yet. Both are splitting apart from the screen. Some complainants state that they have received their iPhones completely disjointed from the chassis before they were even used. The batteries have been cracking apart, resulting in the phone separating into two pieces in the box.

There have been many cases so far, the initial ones being in Taiwan. One user claims that he was charging his phone when it detached. In another instance, an iPhone reportedly was received fragmented in the sealed box. Apple fans are furious and have started calling this episode the ‘Split Gate’.

Apple is known to have some sort of ‘gate’ issue each year. Taking a look back at the previous iPhones, we can see that a lot of Apple devices had something called the ‘camera gate’ where basically there would be a gray moon-crescent like flair on some part of the camera, usually on the top right-hand corner. This issue occurred with the Retina MacBook, iPhone 4G, iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and 6+. Another ‘gate’ issue with the iPhones was the bend gate, similar to this new split gate; the whole chasses would start to bend even when flexed just a little, like being put a pocket. Last year’s gate issue occurred with the iPhone 7 and 7+, where the phone started hissing from the bottom specifically around the antennae.

Thankfully, the split gate is not yet a severe issue. It’s still in the margin of failure rates in lithium ion batteries, which tend to fail 1 in a million. Then again, a similar issue has been reported with the Note 7, which later on became a bigger one, eventually causing Samsung to recall it.

Let’s just wait and see on this one.

Saalar Ahmad is a student and deeply interested in innovation, renewable technologies and start-ups. He analyzes consumer technologies such as cell phones, TVs and other smart devices like drones and cars etc. He likes to follow biotech, solar, wind power as much as he is curious about space exploration.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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