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Your iPhone can charge a lot faster than you thought. When Apple announced the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X, the company glossed over the fact that all three of its new handsets were capable of fast charging - similar to what Android phones have been doing for years. Even now, if you go the spec page for Apple's latest phones, all you get is a single line saying fast charging can add up to a 50 per cent charge in 30 minutes, but without getting a magnifying glass out and reading item nine of the fine print, you would have no idea how you're actually supposed to accomplish that.

Last week, initial reports of some users in Asia experiencing screen-popping battery swelling in their iPhone 8 Plus began to trickle out. Since then, other incidents in Greece, Canada and China have surfaced, and it seems the story has reached a tipping point. Apple has confirmed to Gizmodo that it is "looking into" the matter.

This year, Apple broke from tradition and introduced two totally new iPhones: the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. What's up with that? As cool as the iPhone X looks, the iPhone 8 is still a fantastic device.

The numbers don't lie: when it comes to raw performance, the new iPhone's A11 Bionic chip -- designed in-house by Apple, just like previous barnstomers like the A10X Fusion -- beats all competitors. No Android phone can come close, and even Apple's own MacBook Pro doesn't have the chops of the iPhone when it comes to bursts of pure speed.

If you were hanging out to upgrade from your current phone to the new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, today's the day. Apple, Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile have all opened their doors to customers, and for the first time in years, stock levels seem to be pretty healthy.

Getting a new iPhone tomorrow? You should want to make sure it stays pristine from the moment you buy it: it's good for resale value, and it's good for your own long-term enjoyment of your $1000-plus investment. Here are some new cases to keep the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus safe.