Apple Confirms HomePod Can Leave White Rings on Wood Surfaces

Apple Confirms HomePod Can Leave White Rings on Wood Surfaces

Apple Confirms HomePod Can Leave White Rings on Wood Surfaces

Thinking about buying Apple's latest wireless smart speaker, the HomePod? The company recommends cleaning your HomePod with a dry cloth and warns not to use any household cleaners while doing so. These marks will apparently fade after several days of the device no longer being placed in the same area, or alternatively, the less persistent rings can be removed with a little elbow grease.

According to Apple's statement to Pocket-Lint, the silicone base on the HomePod is to blame.

"An unhappy discovery after we placed a HomePod on an oiled butcher-block countertop and later on a wooden side table was that it left a defined white ring in the surface", stated a review in Wirecutter. Wax-based finishes are more common on older antique furniture and are favored on some rarer kinds of exotic wood. And yes, it will, indeed fix the issue of the HomePod's silicone base leaving circular marks in some wood finishes. However, if the rings don't go away, Wirecutter says Apple suggests that you can either go and refinish the furniture or "try cleaning the surface with the manufacturer's suggested oiling method". Speakers traditionally use rubber or plastic feet to prevent marring on furniture.

Gadget review site Pocket-Lint told the BBC it had never seen anything like this problem.

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Tom's Guide reviewer Mike Prospero has published photos that show Sonos One, one of HomePod's closest competitors, similarly leaves marks on affected wood surfaces.

According to TechInsights, it appears as though Apple is selling the HomePod with a slightly less profit margin on objective. When you compare that to the Apple Watch and iPhone, that's a massive difference.

Apple's support pages put repairing the HomePod at a hefty £268.44, which is £70 more than a single Sonos One, and nearly the cost of three Amazon Echo speakers.

Following a discovery that the HomePod smart speaker can damage some wood furniture, it appears as though the Sonos One may also leave white marks. The company further added that the marks will dissipate "after several days" once the HomePod has been moved if the marks persist then wiping the surface will suffice.

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