Apple AirPod Smokes, Then Blows Up

In this particular case it could have been possible that there must have been some manufacturing defect in this unit

Technology gets stranger and at times, more risky by the day.

The Florida man was at LA Fitness in Tampa listening to a dance mix during his workout when the AirPods exploded "And then I saw white smoke billowing out". Startled by the smoke, Colon removed the headphones and placed them on a bench to get help. When he examined the right ear bud, it looked charred.

"It was already popped", Colon told WFLA.

On the flip side there's been a lot of negatives with a string of software glitches that forced Craig Federighi to cancel a number of features for iPhones this year and push them into 2019; there's been well over 50 class actions over Apple slowing iPhones to date and Cook got caught lying about the timing of the battery notices after blaming customers for not paying attention. Only a few weeks ago a man narrowly missed having an iPhone battery explode in his mouth, after he foolishly chose to do a gold-prospector-styled bite test to see if the battery was real. "You can see the flame damage", Colon told Florida's local Channel 8 News on Thursday. "But I'm sure since it hangs down, it could've been [my] ear lobe".

Lithium-particle batteries are known to overheat and detonate, however while AirPods do contain batteries, it's not in any way obvious that they were the reason for whatever happened to Colon's. "Ear lobe could've been burnt".

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

Apple Air Pods exploded
Source CNBC

We all are aware of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mishap (battery explosion) reports of which were surfacing all over the internet and other media, now Apple is news for the same. Even Colon isn't sure why the wireless AirPods blew up, and there have been no prior reports of exploding AirPods either.

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

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

Colon thinks it was faulty battery.

Apple said it was investigating.

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