Technology gets stranger and at times, more risky by the day.
Apple is investigating an incident in which a user's AirPods allegedly began emitting smoke and blew up, according to WFLA. Jason Colon was listening to a dance mix at the LA Fitness on 4th Street in St. Petersburg when he noticed something odd.
"It's the craziest thing I ever went through", said AirPods owner Jason Colon. While being shocked at what was happening, the man left it on a workout equipment and went for help. When he got back, he found that the right AirPod was wrecked. Colon realized that he had dodged a bullet by removing the AirPods from his ears in time. A search of Apple's support forums turned up two reports of AirPods growing warm or hot after 30 minutes of use. "You can see flame damage", he told the television station. "But I mean, I'm sure that since it hangs down, I mean, it could've been ear lobe, you know, my ear lobe could've got burnt".
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Thankfully, he reacted as soon as he sensed something was wrong. However, this is still the first report of such an incident happening to a pair of AirPods and might only be a once-off incident. By throttling the phone, Apple has been extending the life of the device by avoiding unnecessary crashes - but whether having a phone that's incredibly slow is a worthwhile tradeoff for a more stable operation is questionable for many iPhone owners.
A spokesperson from Apple has told the news station that it is investigating the incident to find out what exactly happened. A year ago, a lady revealed that her earphones detonated while she was wearing them on a plane and obviously there was the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 calamity in 2016.