Man Claims Apple Airpods Blew Up In His Ears At The Gym

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"I don't know what wouldn've happened to my ear", Colon told the news station.

This is the first time AirPods have made headlines for exploding, so it doesn't appear to be a widespread issue. "But I'm sure that since it hangs down, it could've been my ear lobe, you know, my ear lobe could've been burnt". Apple's iPhones have been in the news for exploding every now and then around the world - a lot of them have faulty batteries.

Jason Colon, of Tampa, said on Thursday he noticed white smoke coming out of the painfully trendy headphone bud, set the gizmo down on his workout machine, and went off to get an LA Fitness staffer for help. "You can see flame damage", he told the television station.

According to an Apple spokesperson, Apple is investigating the incident and will reach out to Colon to figure out what happened. The same thing had happened with Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

The second affected the devices sent to replace the original faulty phones.

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We've always been largely unimpressed with the quality of Apple's EarPods headphones, and were hoping to see a dramatic improvement in their standard following Apple's acquisition of Beats in 2014. A search of Apple's support forums turned up two reports of AirPods growing warm or hot after 30 minutes of use.

Colon immediately removed the AirPods, and after a while, he observed that the earbud was starting to melt.

Apple AirPods have come under scrutiny after a user in Florida reported a fire which "fried" his wireless earbud.

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