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Apple responds to HomePod ‘ring' issue, says not unusual for ‘vibration-dampening silicone' to leave marks

One year ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Apple has issued a more direct response to customers experiencing issues with HomePod leaving white rings on certain wood surfaces in normal use. The response comes in an updated support article detailing how to clean and care for HomePod. Apple describes the occurrence as expected and not a defect.
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Apple's HomePod Can Leave a Nasty Surprise on Some Wood Surfaces

Apple's HomePod Can Leave a Nasty Surprise on Some Wood Surfaces

One year ago   |   By App Advice

Anyone HomePod users or potential buyers should beware of a significant issue with Apple's smart speaker. Apple has confirmed that placing the device on wood surfaces with specific finishes can possibly cause damage.
The issue was noticed by both Wirecutter and Pocket-Lint in recent reviews .
Wirecutter said that the HomePod left an obvious white ring on an oiled butcher-block countertop and wooden side table. Apple confirmed the issue to the site:
Apple says “the marks can improve over several days after the speaker is removed from the wood surface,” and if they don't fade on their own...
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Apple Confirms HomePod Can Leave White Rings on Wood Surfaces With Oil or Wax Finishes

Apple Confirms HomePod Can Leave White Rings on Wood Surfaces With Oil or Wax Finishes

One year ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple has issued a statement confirming that the HomePod can possibly leave white rings on wood surfaces with an oil or wax finish.
Image: Wirecutter
The strange discovery was brought to light in HomePod reviews published by Wirecutter and Pocket-lint , as highlighted by VentureBeat , while at least one customer shared a picture of the same problem on Twitter.
Pocket-lint 's Stuart Miles: For our tests we placed the speaker on a solid oak kitchen worktop treated with Danish oil.
Within 20 minutes the HomePod had caused a white discoloured ring to appear on the wood that some days later has...
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