Apple HomePod Leaves White Ring On Wooden Surfaces, Customers Say

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Apple has since come forward and acknowledged the problem, and has attributed this to the oils "diffusing between the silicone base and the table surface". Many reviewers and experts also reviewed the device to find out the issue. The smart speaker has some shortcomings, and the fact that it may damage wooden furniture is the latest to be added to that list.

Just days after launching the HomePod, Apple already has a major issue on its hands.

The silicone base of HomePod leaves a stained ring after sitting on wooden surfaces for as short as 20 minutes, according to product review sites Wirecutter and Pocket-Lint.

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The publication went on to say that the HomePod was tested on a number of other surfaces-including wood surfaces that hadn't been treated with oils-and found there were no markings produced in those cases.

Apple new smart speaker HomePod seems to be making a mark, at least on furniture.

Apple, by contrast, is marketing the HomePod as a high-fidelity speaker programmed to learn listeners' tastes and automatically select songs from the company's music-streaming library.

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Responding to the reports, Apple says it's "not unusual" for any speaker with a vibration-damping silicone base to leave "mild marks" when placed on some wooden surfaces. Yes, no kidding here, here's an excerpt lifted straight from Apple's support page.

'If the marks persist, clean the surface with the furniture manufacturer's recommended cleaning process, ' the firm continues, seemingly suggesting that the user might need to refinish their furniture in order for the ring to go away. Apple explained that such stains can be typical in speakers. However, even then, make sure not to place it on a wooden surface. We placed our Apple HomePod on our MDF TV stand and it left a white ring behind, but we were able to remove the mark with a damp cloth.

The device had its official launch last week with a retail price of $350, early reviews on some websites have claimed the "Smart Speaker" isnt that smart at all with some claim the iPhone Siri being far superior in intellect.

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