Florida Man Says His AirPods Blew Up, Apple Investigating

Enlarge Image Can they explode?                  Sarah Tew  CNET

Enlarge Image Can they explode? Sarah Tew CNET

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 is investigating an allegation from a man in Florida who said his AirPods wireless earphone exploded. Colon told WFLA he was jamming out to a dance mix when white smoke started to billow out from the right pod's chassis.

Credit: Tom's GuideJason Colon didn't actually see his AirPod burst into flame, because he took the device out of his ear and left it on a piece of gym equipment to seek help.

The AirPods exploded, but the left was left intact while the right was blown apart and charred.

"It was already popped", he said.

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'I didn't see it happen, but I mean, it was already fried!

Though rattled from the whole experience, Colton insisted he's glad to have trusted his intuition and acted so quickly to remove the AirPods from his ears, admitting that "I don't know what would've happened to my ear, but I'm sure since it hangs down, it could've been [my] ear lobe".

Apple's AirPods are a one of a kind device, featuring advanced technology that no other company is now offering. As for now, what are your thoughts on the AirPods blowing up on a Florida man? "Earlobe could've been burnt".

Apple told the station it is investigating the incident. Last year, a woman reported that her headphones exploded while she was wearing them on a plane and of course there was the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle in 2016.

While we have experienced many situations where devices such as smartphones would blow up, the majority of them were the Galaxy Note 7 devices.

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