Apple Admits HomePods are Leaving White Stains on Wooden Tables

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According to Wirecutter and Pocket Lint, early adopters of the HomePod are noticing rings being left on wooden surfaces where the speaker is placed. Despite fading over several days, the reviewer could still see the blemish. In other words if something goes wrong after your warranty, just buy a new on because a repair and time wasted isn't worth a fix. If not, the company recommends "wiping the surface gently with a soft damp or dry cloth may remove the marks". The stains are not permanent and disappear after a few days.

He said: "It wasn't the end of the world for us".

"And this from Twitter user Guy San Francisco, who tweeted Saturday: "#homepod left rings on my wood furniture in less than 20 minutes of use. At issue appears to be a silicone base that leaves marks when interacting with certain oils used to finish wood furniture.

You could also try a DIY solution and mount it to a wall with a bracket.

If you still insist that the ideal place for your HomePod is on a wooden surface, you might consider some kind of barrier between the base of the HomePod and the wooden surface.

The HomePod is finally here, and we love it.

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Apple has said the HomePod should only leave behind a mark if the surface is treated with oil.

Why? If it's bumpy or rigid, it might affect your HomePod and stop it from properly working.

Apple has responded to this controversy by publishing a support page with some suggested tips. Don't use ammonia, abrasives, window cleaners, clean the HomePod and don't place the power cord where it can be stepped on.

Learn where to put HomePod and what to avoid to keep HomePod safe.

When I learned yesterday that Apple's HomePod speaker-which I had been testing-can damage oil-stained wood, I was more than a little concerned, as it had been sitting on my cabinet for quite some time.

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.



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