Apple admits its new $350 speaker can leave permanent white rings on wooden surfaces and furniture
Some reviewers of Apple’s new $350 smart speaker, HomePod, have noticed that the device can leave behind white rings on certain wooden surfaces. Apple confirmed to two outlets that HomePod can damage oiled wooden surfaces thanks to a reaction with the device’s silicone base. While the marks may fade over time, it’s possible that the surfaces would need to be re-sanded to remove the damage altogether.
Early reviewers of Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker have noticed an issue with the $350 device: it can leave white rings on some wooden surfaces.
“When questioned, Apple told us it was ‘not unusual’ for a speaker with a silicone base to leave a ‘mild mark’ when placed on certain oil or wax based wood finished surfaces, suggesting the marks are caused by oils diffusing between the silicone base and the table surface.”…