Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
Sci-tech | By Lila Blake

Apple AirPod nearly blows up in man's ear

Apple AirPod nearly blows up in man's ear

Florida's WFLA TV reports that the man, Jason Colon, was working out at a gym when he noticed smoke coming from the AirPod in his right ear.

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

Apple said it was investigating. "You can see where it looks like there's flame damage". He further stated that "I don't know what would've happened to my ear".

Who can forget the horror show that was Samsung's Galaxy Note 7?


It's certainly the first time we've heard an instance of the AirPods exploding. 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.

Samsung blamed two separate issues for numerous fires in the tablet smarphone hybrid. It stands to reason that, like any other rechargeable battery, those units could be damaged or defective in a way that could cause them to rupture.

The second affected the devices sent to replace the original faulty phones. However, not the man, or anyone else, was present to see the actual pop or explosion of the small device so we can not yet be certain as to what may have actually happened.

As a result, we are relieved the new lightning EarPods are so much better than their predecessors.


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

The likelihood of losing them is real, but this fault lies in the hands of the consumer, rather than the manufacturer. The truly wireless headphones from Apple have been a huge success.

They're not flawless, but for a first generation product, they're pretty good.


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