Apple updates HomePod support page, warns about marks on wood

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

The problem reportedly stems from oils that diffuse from the speaker's vibration-dampening silicone base, according to Wirecutter.

Perhaps the most glaring issue is the fact that the speaker can cause damage to wooden furniture, with owners and reviewers on Twitter noting this issue. To be fair, HomePod isn't the only smart speaker to leave marks on wooden surfaces, Sonos is also having this issue. Does your HomePod leave marks on wooden surfaces?

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 HAS SHRUGGED OFF CLAIMS that its HomePod speaker is leaving an unsightly white ring on wooden furniture.

The marks left by the HomePod threaten to stain Apple's reputation for designing iPhones, iPads and Mac computers that are frequently prized as much for how they look as for how they work. Unless Apple is planning on releasing an iDoily to accompany the speaker.

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Early adopters of Apple's speaker-designed to compete with Amazon's line of Alexa-powered speakers and Google's family of Home speakers.

I can't believe I have to say this (actually, at this point when it comes to Apple, nothing really surprises me), but you should probably put a coaster under your HomePod before you place it on that heirloom bedside table. However, even then, make sure not to place it on a wooden surface.

The company suggests the marks can be remedied by wiping the wood down with a soft damp or dry cloth, but failing that, the surface will need to be cleaned or resurfaced.

Users of the HomePod have confirmed that the device leaves an unusual white stain on the wood on which it is placed. The reason behind this is that Apple wants to sell its new smart speaker in bulk and it's pretty serious about it too.

Product review and recommendation site Wirecutter published a review on Wednesday saying the HomePod left a white circle on a wooden surface, the reviewer warned not to put the device on nice or expensive wooden furniture.

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