Apple investigating AirPod earbud explosion in Florida

Apple investigating AirPod earbud explosion in Florida

SMASHING REPS and bro-ing out with gym bunnies to some pumping tunes piped through your Apple AirPods is all well and good until the ridiculous wireless earbuds spontaneously explode. The incident happened to a Florida man who was wearing the earphones at a local gym during his workout.

"Jason Colon of Tampa, Florida was listening to a dance mix at LA Fitness in St. Petersburg when he noticed something unusual".

There's no word on what could have caused the AirPod explosion, though unlike other headphones the AirPods contain a dedicated "W1" chip to help power their smart functions.

The left is intact.The right is blown apart and charred.

He took them off and placed them on some equipment but returned to see AirPod releasing black smoke and had already been popped open and blackened due to an explosion.

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

"It's the craziest thing I ever went through", Colon said.

An Apple spokesperson said that the company is looking into the case and will reach out to Colon. The devices were reportedly on fire, but the crew was able to put out the blaze. Meanwhile, Apple Insider suspects that the burn residue found inside the damaged AirPods appears similar to an overheating battery. Such explosions are caused by overheated batteries, which can damage the device beyond fix when they blow up.

Related Articles

  • Coquihalla closed northbound between Hope and Merritt after crash

    Coquihalla closed northbound between Hope and Merritt after crash

    Police say a second person is in critical condition and has been transported by air ambulance. According to Drive BC, Highway 5 is closed northbound from Hope to Merritt.

    Epizyme (EPZM) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Roth Capital

    Cann reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $26.00 price objective on shares of Epizyme in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. It is positive, as 27 investors sold AME shares while 146 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 157 raised stakes.
    Chrissy Teigen Asks People Not to Shame Her in This Hilarious Instagram

    Chrissy Teigen Asks People Not to Shame Her in This Hilarious Instagram

    While she was expecting her firstborn, Luna, she spoke about how much she loved being pregnant. Why do we create these monsters they want us dead' she posted on her Twitter account recently.
  • Sonakshi Sinha, Salman Khan to reunite before Dabangg 3?

    Sonakshi Sinha, Salman Khan to reunite before Dabangg 3?

    This romantic song, featuring Salman Khan & Sonakshi Sinha , has been composed by Sajid Wajid & voiced by Payal Dev. According to a report by the leading tabloid Salman Khan has shot a song sequence with Sonakshi in the film.

    Senate Okays Budget Bill In Bid To Halt US Government Shutdown

    Our Military will now be stronger than ever before. "Yes, we need more spending on defense", said Senator Sasse. The bill, announced Wednesday, represented a rare bipartisan achievement.
    Turkey Supports Macedonia's Accession to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

    Turkey Supports Macedonia's Accession to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

    The investments will be directed in kindergartens, schools, drainage and sewer networks, local and regional roads, what is really needed for our citizens.
  • Police warning over knife crime

    Police warning over knife crime

    Op Sceptre is a countrywide operation, led by the Metropolitan Police, and aims to reduce the number of people, especially young people, who carry a weapon .
    Bayview Village shooting victim becomes city's latest homicide

    Bayview Village shooting victim becomes city's latest homicide

    Police previously said that the suspect should be considered armed and risky and said anyone who spots the Jeep should call 911. Authorities believe the man, identified as Isahaq Omar, was shot inside the SUV prior to exiting the vehicle.

    Stock Watch: Checking the Technicals for Northumberland Bancorp (NUBC)

    Traders often add the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) to identify the direction of a trend. The RSI, or Relative Strength Index, is a commonly used technical momentum indicator that compares price movement over time.
  • TNPSC Group IV exam held

    TNPSC Group IV exam held

    Over 16 lakh candidates have appeared for the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission's ( TNPSC ) Group IV exam on Sunday. The Commission is expected to release the official Group 4 answer key 2018 by Tuesday or Wednesday.
    International Olympic Committee  boss to visit North Korea after Winter Olympics

    International Olympic Committee boss to visit North Korea after Winter Olympics

    That, predictably, was the image that North Korea's main newspaper put on its front pages. Pence called it " maximum pressure and engagement at the same time ", Rogin said.
    27Meet the cutest musicians in the world

    27Meet the cutest musicians in the world

    While Yash's sister Roohi can also be seen next to his piano, he seems to be more interested in posing with the gift. Karan's protégés Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra were in attendance at the birthday bash.