Microsoft has publicly admitted for the first time that its Windows Phone is dead. In a series of tweets, Windows 10 chief Joe Belfiore said that the company is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile, with only bug fixes and security updates to come for existing users.
Belfiore explained that his team had tried “very hard” to incentivize app developers by paying them and writing apps for them, but the low volume of users meant it was no longer worth the investment in Windows Phone.
Apple seems to have an iPhone 8 battery problem on its hands and it’s not clear yet whether it’s occurring in just a handful of edge cases or in a larger batch of phones. Reports from a few iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus buyers have suggested there could be an issue with the battery inside some of the devices swelling, causing the case of Apple’s new iPhone to split open and expose the smartphone’s internals, Apple has now confirmed it is looking into it, although a spokeswoman declined to comment further when asked how many devices are affected.
Apple confirmed it is investigating reports the iPhone 8 Plus is suffering from a severe battery failure which literally causes the sides of the smartphone to burst open. Currently incidents are limited but this is clearly something Apple is taking very seriously.
A Taiwanese owner of Apple’s new iPhone 8 has claimed that her phone split open while it was being charged. In a similar incident, a Japanese owner also tweeted photos of the Apple iPhone 8 Plus that they had ordered, which arrived with the screen protruding outward, exposing the insides of the phone.