Apple AirPod Smokes, Then Blows Up

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He left the AirPods on a piece of workout equipment and got help. When he came back, the smoking AirPod had already seemingly blown up.

Jason Colon from Tampa, Florida, said he was listening to music while he was at the gym when he saw white smoke coming out of the earphones.

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Colon suspects a faulty battery is behind the incident - according to Apple, a failed electronic battery can lead to internal damage and overheating. "He's thankful he thought to remove the wireless AirPods when he sensed trouble". He further stated that "I don't know what would've happened to my ear". 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.

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"I don't know what would've happened to my ear", said Colon. I didn't see it happen, but I mean, it was already fried. "You can see the flame damage". "Ear lobe could've been burnt", Colon told local television station WFLA TV. It's a very good revolutionary product which has set new benchmarks in the industry with its first version. Suddenly, he started seeing some smokes around the soon after that, the AirPods exploded.

Meanwhile, an Apple spokesperson told media that they are investigating the matter and will reach out to Colan to figure out exactly what happened to the wearable.

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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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