Apple investigating AirPods explosion at a gym

11 February, 2018, 05:15 | Author: Grady King
  • Florida man says Apple Air Pod earphone blew

While being shocked at what was happening, the man left it on a workout equipment and went for help. His right Apple AirPod was emitting a steady flow of white smoke while Colon worked out to a dance music playlist.

Mr Colon says he believes the gadget's battery was responsible for the damage.

Again, the price is steep enough to put some people off, but we would argue $159 (£159) is not entirely unreasonable for high quality wireless headphones - AirPods are roughly in line with their rivals. "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". So let's dive in to see some more details on the scenario and what does Apple have to say on the issue. "It was already popped", said Colon. He told to the channel, "I didn't see it happen, but I mean, it was already fried".

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Colon added that he hopes his incident will allow others to be more aware in the future.

In this case, the man showed the AirPods to WFLA, a local TV news station, and the earphone in question appears to have some flame damage and does look severely mangled.

An Apple spokeswoman tells 8 On Your Side the company is investigating and and will reach out to Colon.

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After Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 debacle in 2016, the tech industry has started exercising caution over devices that utilise Lithium-ion batteries.

It's not the first time a popular product has gone up in flames.

Unlike wired ear-pods that get power through the headphone jack, Apple's AirPods use a small rechargeable battery embedded into the earbud itself.

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