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Apple acknowledges HomePod leaves white ring on wood surfaces

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Wait, has that stool been oiled?


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The place do you have to put your HomePod?

Do you have to give the good speaker satisfaction of place on a mantelpiece, proper subsequent to your favourite sports activities star’s bobblehead? 

Or do you have to, maybe, put in by itself wood pedestal, there to be admired by guests?

Apple would really like you to know that it’s best to suppose twice about placing it on an oiled wood floor.

You see, Wirecutter noticed that the HomePod brought about white rings to look on each an oiled butcher-block countertop and on a wood facet desk. 

Some on Twitter had observed it too.

No, Apple did not counsel to Wirecutter that anybody had been holding it unsuitable or putting it unsuitable.

As an alternative, it reportedly confessed that this could occur and that “the marks can enhance over a number of days after the speaker is faraway from the wooden floor.”

Which appears just a little unlucky. You anticipate your $350 speaker with Siri hooked up to fill your room with sound, not fill your furnishings with scars, even when the scars could also be non permanent.

Apple did not instantly reply to a request for remark as to which surfaces had been secure and which weren’t.

Wirecutter, nonetheless, says that Cupertino recommended another could be to “attempt cleansing the floor with the producer’s recommended oiling methodology.”

The corporate additionally advised Pocket Lint that this was a typical downside with audio system that get pleasure from a silicone base.

It appears, certainly, that this concern will not be confined to the HomePod. 

I’m shocked, nonetheless, that if Apple knew about this downside, it did not determine to capitalize on it.

Your hand-crafted HomePod coaster, unashamedly solid from plastic. Yours, for $75.

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