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Apple investigating AirPods explosion at a gym

10 February, 2018, 06:43 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • Florida man claims his Apple Air Pod exploded

A Florida man says one of his Apple AirPods started smoking as he was working out at a St. Petersburg gym.

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.

Colon took off his AirPods and put them on some workout equipment while he looked around for a member of staff.

When he came back, he found that the right ear bud had exploded, with the case showing signs of charring and the internal components laid bare. The fact that the AirPods exploded is a major problem for Apple, as it suggests a problem with the manufacturing that could become disastrous if it ended up being a widespread problem. "It was already popped", said Colon. I didn't see it happen, but I mean, it was already fried! "You can see fire harm", he told WFLA. "He's thankful he thought to remove the wireless AirPods when he sensed trouble". "But I'm sure since it hangs down, it could've been [my] ear lobe. Earlobe could've been burnt".

They're not flawless, but for a first generation product, they're pretty good. Meanwhile, an Apple spokeswomen told a local Tampa television station that it will talk to Colon while it investigates what caused its wearable product to catch on fire. By throttling the phone, Apple has been extending the life of the device by avoiding unnecessary crashes - but whether having a phone that's incredibly slow is a worthwhile tradeoff for a more stable operation is questionable for many iPhone owners. A year ago, a lady revealed that her earphones detonated while she was wearing them on a plane and obviously there was the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 calamity in 2016.

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