Future Iteration Of The HomePod Will Not Leave Ring Marks On Wooden Furniture

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Apr 12, 2018
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HomePod buyers have reported that the Siri-powered smart speaker left ring marks on the treated wooden furniture. Now, it seems that Apple has taken note of the issue and is working on a new material to rectify the situation. The HomePod is a pretty decent smart speaker which has the potential to carry out most of your daily needs. The user experience is neat, the sound quality is exquisite and it also blends smoothly with Apple’s ecosystem. So let’s dive in to see some more details on how Apple is planning to fix the HomePod leaving ring mark situation.

Apple To Address HomePod Ring Marks In Future Iterations Of The Smart Speaker

Mark Gurman from Bloomberg has reported in today’s story that the iPhone-maker is working to solve the ring mark situation ” with a new material”. However, the details on the material to be used was scarce and it cannot be said with certainty which material will the company use.

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Reports began surfacing the internet back in February of this year, detailing the HomePod’s effects on wooden furniture. When the smart speaker is placed on a wooden surface, it leaves a pale while circular mark. The wood starts to discolor after as little as 20 minutes. Other surfaces like marble and glass have not been affected by the base of the smart speaker.

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Apple has previously reported in a support document detailing in the section titled “Where to Place HomePod.”

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“It is not unusual for any speaker with a vibration-dampening silicone base to leave mild marks when placed on some wooden surfaces,” reads the document. “The marks can be caused by oils diffusing between the silicone base and the table surface, and will often go away after several days when the speaker is removed from the wooden surface.”

What the company wants you to do is to wipe the ring marks off with a soft dry cloth. It is also recommended to you to place the HomePod on a no-wooden surface. There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details.

This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Apple planning to change the material of the HomePod in future? Share your views in the comments.

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