Apple AirPod nearly blows up in man's ear

Florida man says Apple Air Pod earphone blew

"I don't know what would've happened to my ear", Colon said.

The latest incident of a pair of AirPods exploding has been uncovered in Tampa. "I don't know what would've happened to my ear, but I'm sure since it hangs down, it could've been [my] earlobe. You can see flame damage", Colon told the station.

"This looks like this was the battery", Colon said when explaining the malfunction to 8 On Your Side.

Jason Colon, the owner of the AirPods was listening to dance music at the LA Fitness when he saw white smoke coming out of the right half of the AirPods. Apple has reportedly reached out to Colon to figure out what happened and will likely issue a public statement in the not-too-distant future. The same thing had happened with Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

This caused the battery cell's upper right corner to be crimped by the casing.




The Apple AirPods are among many popular tech items that have turned life-threatening. The truly wireless headphones from Apple have been a huge success.

They're surprisingly good at staying put within your ear, and the battery life is commendable.

Colon immediately removed the AirPods, and after a while, he observed that the earbud was starting to melt.

We would, however, welcome a set of small buttons on one or both of the AirPods' stems to skip or replay tracks and change the volume while exercising, as Siri voice commands are just not suitable during exercise.

Apple AirPods have come under scrutiny after a user in Florida reported a fire which "fried" his wireless earbud.

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