Apple Investigating AirPods That Allegedly Caught Fire in Florida

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Florida resident Jason Colon was listening to his AirPods while at the gym this week when they started to malfunction, and a white smoke allegedly started pouring out.

According to Colon, he then left the AirPods sitting on a piece of gym equipment and ran to get help, and when he got back, one of the AirPods was charred and destroyed.


"It was already like this. It was already popped. I didn't see it happen, but I mean, it was already fried! You can see flame damage," Colon told a local channel 8 news station.

It appears no one else at the gym was around to see what happened to the AirPod, so it's not clear if the device did spontaneously explode. There have been no prior reports of issues with AirPods, but it is not uncommon for iPhones and other devices to see one off battery issues that can result in fire.

According to an Apple spokesperson, Apple is investigating the incident and will be reaching out to Colon to figure out what happened.

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32 months ago
That must have been earitating. That's just plain earresponsible.
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32 months ago
He was playing my mixtape.
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32 months ago
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That must have been earitating. That's just plain earresponsible.

Your comment is earrelevant.
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32 months ago

That must have been earitating. That's just plain earresponsible.

Two ear jokes? Now that’s earregular
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32 months ago

It’s Florida (my future home). I didn’t need to read any more. I mean sinkholes, tropical storms, palmettos . . .

What in the sweet Lord’s name is the purpose for that terrifying man-sized bottom-feeding grub bug. It’s like something off Starship Troopers, except less endearing and more revolting.

I would have been perfectly happy spending the rest of my days not knowing that existed.
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32 months ago
This is the result of listening to Coldplay.
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