It would appear that Apple’s simply currently launched HomePod smart speaker is leaving white ring stains on constructive picket surfaces which have been dealt with with wax or oil.
The discovery was made by way of Wirecutter and Pocket-lint reviewers Jon Chase and Stuart Miles (by way of MacRumors), the latter noting the reality that proper by a 20 minute attempting out length, the HomePod smart speaker left a white discolored ring stain on a solid oak kitchen worktop that was before now dealt with with Danish oil.
The white ring stain it seems that gentle after a few days, though it hasn’t completely disappeared, well-known Pocket-lint’s Stuart Miles in his consider. He moreover examined the HomePod on different picket surfaces that weren’t dealt with with oil or wax, and it’ll appear that the white ring stains couldn’t be reproduced.
Apple confirmed the issues and launched a commentary
Apple has confirmed the issue and instructed Pocket-lint that it’s “not unusual” for a speaker with a vibration-dampening silicone base to go away a “mild mark” on constructive wooden surfaces dealt with with oil or wax. The company believes that the ring stains are led to by way of some kind of chemical interaction with the dealt with picket ground.
“The marks can be caused by oils diffusing between the silicone base and the table surface, and will often go away after several days when the speaker is removed from the wooden surface. If not, wiping the surface gently with a soft damp or dry cloth may remove the marks,” talked about Apple in a support document.
Apple recommends hanging the HomePod on solid surfaces and use it only indoors. If the HomePod leaves these type of marks on your wooden floor, Apple suggests cleaning the affected ground with the oiling/waxing method actually helpful by way of the producer of the furnishings, nevertheless offered that the stains persist.
If this isn’t working for you, Apple recommends hanging the HomePod on a particular ground. Also, the company mentioned the reality that you’ll have to place the power wire someplace the place it may possibly’t be it pinched or walked on. More HomePod prospects reported the same issue on Twitter in recent times.
#homepod left rings on my wood fittings in decrease than 20 minutes of use. Thanks #apple I’m blissful a paid $400 to make finest etched circles on my dearer furnishings. Guess I’ll no longer switch it now to cover up the mark. Evil geniuses you’re. #applesupport pic.twitter.com/eZng16barS
— Guy San Francisco (@Guyinsf415) February 10, 2018