After its preliminary launch in 2018, the HomePod created white rings on sure wood surfaces that have been unavoidable. Even with the launch of a more recent model of the Apple gadget, well-liked YouTuber Marques Brownlee has confirmed that this challenge nonetheless persists to a point.
In a comparative check, the YouTuber discovered that when positioned on wood surfaces, the white second-generation HomePod left behind a faint but discernible ring. Although it took longer to look than its predecessor had carried out, the stain was nonetheless seen nonetheless.
In 2018, Apple issued a press release in a assist doc that their audio audio system, which have silicone bases to successfully cut back vibration and noise, could retain slight imprints on wood surfaces as a result of oils from the silicone transferring onto them over time:
“It isn’t uncommon for any speaker with a vibration-damping silicone base to depart gentle marks when positioned on some wood surfaces. The marks might be attributable to oils diffusing between the silicone base and the desk floor, and can usually go away after a number of days when the speaker is faraway from the wood floor. If not, wiping the floor gently with a tender damp, or dry fabric could take away the marks. If marks persist, clear the floor with the furnishings producer’s really helpful cleansing course of. Should you’re involved about this, we suggest inserting your HomePod on a special floor.”
Apple has but to specify the second-generation HomePod in its assist doc, though this drawback doesn’t have an effect on the HomePod mini.
Critiques counsel that the sound high quality of the brand new HomePod is sort of indistinguishable from its predecessor, and Apple has addressed lots of Siri’s preliminary shortcomings when it was initially launched in 2018. Although Alexa and Google Assistant nonetheless beat out Siri in sure facets, customers have remarked positively on how far it has superior.