Apple HomePods are reportedly leaving white rings on wood furniture

  • Apple told technology news site Wirecutter "the marks can improve over several days after the speaker is removed from the wood surface."
  • The company suggested following the furniture manufacturer's instructions for repairs.
  • The smart speaker hit shelves last week, to mixed reviews, after initial manufacturing delays.
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Apple HomePods are leaving white rings on wood furniture, several outlets reported Wednesday.

Apple updated its HomePod support page Wednesday afternoon, noting "it is not unusual for any speaker with a vibration-dampening silicone base to leave mild marks when placed on some wooden surfaces."

The updated page says the marks are caused by an interaction of the silicon base and the surface and "will often go away after several days when the speaker is removed from the wooden surface." If damage persists, Apple suggests following the furniture manufacturer's instructions for repairs.

"If you're concerned about this, we recommend placing your HomePod on a different surface," the site says.

Twitter users had their own suggestions for a fix:

The smart speaker hit shelves last week after initial manufacturing delays. It saw mixed reviews, with some suggesting it can't stand up to a Sonos.

Technology new site Wirecutter first noticed the potential for damage.