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Apple AirPod nearly blows up in man's ear

Apple AirPod nearly blows up in man's ear

Jason Colon was listening to a dance mix at the LA Fitness on 4th Street in St. Petersburg when he noticed something odd.

Apple is said to be investigating the incident, but the good news, of course, is that Colon managed to get his AirPods out before it self-destructed. "And then I saw white smoke start billowing out".

An Apple spokesperson, in response to question for comment from Channel 8 News, said the company has launched an investigation into the incident and will reach out to Colton, accordingly.

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. When he returned, he was shocked."It was already like this".

"It was already popped", he said. "You can see where it looks like there was flame damage". "Ear lobe could've been burnt".




Lithium-particle batteries are known to overheat and detonate, however while AirPods do contain batteries, it's not in any way obvious that they were the reason for whatever happened to Colon's.

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. However, this is the very first time that we have reported the AirPods blowing up. "He's thankful he thought to remove the wireless AirPods when he sensed trouble".

"I didn't witness it, however I mean, it was at that point browned".

In 2016, South Korean manufacturer Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 7 was hit by a spate of exploding batteries.


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