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Apple HomePod Leaves Ring Marks on Wood, Some Customers ...

Bloomberg / Technology 47 sources

While Apple Inc.’s new HomePod speaker won praise for its audio quality, some users reported the device discolors wood surfaces. Customers posted photos ...

Apple HomePods are reportedly leaving white rings on wood furniture

CNBC / U.S.

The smart speaker hit shelves last week, to mixed reviews, after initial manufacturing delays.

Maybe Apple Rushed the HomePod to Market Too Fast

Slate Magazine

Now that the dust has settled on the HomePod’s newness, some owners of Apple’s smart speaker have made a startling revelation: The device may leave a white ring on certain surfaces where it’s been left for long periods—and it could be…

'Don’t tell me to oil my wood': users angry at marks left by Apple HomePod

White rings formed due to oils and polish in the wood reacting negatively with the silicone foot on the bottom of £319 speaker

Apple's HomePod is marking up furniture, and the internet isn't happy

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Apple's HomePod speakers leave white marks on wood

BBC / Technology

The tech firm has said owners may have to re-oil surfaces if the ring marks do not fade.

Apple confirms HomePod may leave unsightly marks on wood

CNN / Technology

The white rings should go away after several days, the company said.

Uh oh! Apple's HomePod can stain some wood furniture

USA TODAY / Finance

Scorn hits social media as Apple acknowledges its smart speaker can stain wood furniture

HomePods are staining wooden tables with a white ring

The Verge

Apple’s HomePod is a great sounding but ideologically flawed speaker, but it turns out there’s another major problem with the smart speaker aside from its lack of support for Spotify: apparently the silicon base of the HomePod can damage…

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