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Apple could avoid the Homepod 'white ring' issue, design experts say

One year ago   |   By Phone Arena

Image credit: Trevor Daugherty
Apple jumped right into the smart speakers market with the release of the HomePod - the tubular-shaped dream of every audiophile - which came with a hefty $349 price tag, but brought an exceptionally good sound quality. The HomePod, however, came with a "feature" Apple had forgot to mention - the smart speaker had the habit of leaving white circles if it was placed on a wooden surface.
The issue has been reported many times in the past few weeks, although ...
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Industrial Design Experts Say HomePod's White Ring Issue 'Shouldn't Be Too Hard to Fix' for Apple

Industrial Design Experts Say HomePod's White Ring Issue 'Shouldn't Be Too Hard to Fix' for Apple

One year ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Last week, Apple confirmed that the HomePod can potentially leave white rings on the surface of wooden furniture with oil or wax finishes. In an effort to help users prevent seeing these rings appear on their own furniture, Apple shared a support document on "Where to place HomePod," detailing how the interaction between the HomePod's vibration-dampening silicone base and a wooden surface has the chance to result in a white ring.
Business Insider recently spoke with a few industrial design experts who believe that the problem "shouldn't be too hard to fix" for Apple." Gregor Berkowitz, a...
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HomePod's white ring problem should be easy to solve, say industrial designers

HomePod's white ring problem should be easy to solve, say industrial designers

One year ago   |   By 9to5Mac

The HomePod wasn't available for long before some owners started noticing that it can leave a white ring on some types of wood.
Industrial designers have said that it's surprising that Apple didn't catch the issue during testing, but the good news is that it shouldn't be hard for the company to resolve...
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