Man Says AirPods ‘Blew Up’ On Him, Apple Investigating Claims


Apple's AirPods are a one of a kind device, featuring advanced technology that no other company is currently offering. The pair features a high-class W1 chip that allows for improved connectivity and easy pairing with the iPhone. The truly wireless headphones from Apple have been a huge success. However, one man from Florida claims that his AirPods 'blew up' on him at the gym while listening to some dance mix. So let's dive in to see some more details on the scenario and what does Apple have to say on the issue.

AirPods 'Blew Up' On Florida Gym-Goer, Apple Investigates

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. While being shocked at what was happening, the man left it on a workout equipment and went for help.

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However, as soon as he got back, he saw the earphone popped into pieces. Colon told the TV station that "It was already popped. I didn’t see it happen, but I mean, it was already fried. You can see the flame damage." He further stated that "I don't know what would’ve happened to my ear. But I’m sure since it hangs down, it could’ve been earlobe. My earlobes could've been burnt."

While we have experienced many situations where devices such as smartphones would blow up, the majority of them were the Galaxy Note 7 devices. However, this is the very first time that we have reported the AirPods blowing up. So should you guys be worried if you own Apple's AirPods? Apple says that it is investigating the claims made by the man. Henceforth, further reports on the issue will be detailed later on.

There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more. As for now, what are your thoughts on the AirPods blowing up on a Florida man? Share your views with us in the comments.

News Source: WFLA