Man claims his Apple AirPod exploded during workout

Apple is investigating why one AirPod caught on fire in Florida

Apple is investigating why one AirPod caught on fire in Florida

However for the most part, cases of exploding headphones are pretty rare, if at all, at least until now where a report from WFLA (via 9to5Mac) revealed that a Tampa resident by the name of Jason Colon experienced something like that with his AirPods headphones.

This spells yet another problem for Apple, who has recently dealt with a large amount of backlash due to some questionable decisions they made, with their lack of transparency causing huge public relations issues. Jason Colon was listening to a dance mix at the LA Fitness on 4th Street in St. Petersburg when he noticed something unusual. I didn't see it happen, but I mean, it was already fried!

He promptly took both AirPods out and set them on a bit of rec center hardware while he looked for help, however when he restored, the AirPod being referred to was roasted and broken separated. It was already popped. When he got back, he found that the right AirPod was wrecked. "You can see flame damage", he told WFLA. "But I'm sure since it hangs down, it could've been [my] ear lobe. Earlobe could've been burnt".

It's not the first time a popular product has gone up in flames. It is being further reported that the Air-pods began smoking while the user was working out and listening to some music. So should you guys be anxious if you own Apple's AirPods?


For more on this, check out the full story here.

Apple said it was investigating. As for now, what are your thoughts on the AirPods blowing up on a Florida man?

We will keep you updated if any further comment is released by Apple or the user makes any comment on the incident.

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