If you are a loyal to the brand of Apple, it might not be as good for you as you might think. Sure, it may be nice to synchronize all of your devices using Apple products together, but if you’re thinking about investing in the Apple HomePod over Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home, you might want to reconsider. Why? The Apple HomePod is ruining its customers’ furniture due to the chemicals that are used to create its body.
This Apple product is apparently leaving incredibly hard to remove rings on furniture wherever it is placed. Customers have complained to Apple about this error, but there doesn’t seem to be any solution at the present time. It’s just the way the product is made.
Some customers have noted that the rings have become present after only 20 minutes of use, which is astounding. Other customers have noted that the marks are deeper and more apparent on different types of wood, but one thing remains constant, the rings will appear if you place this item on a wooden surface.
Apple’s support page had this to say about the issue, “It is not unusual for any speaker with a vibration-damping silicone base to leave mild marks when placed on some wooden surfaces. 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.”
It is notable that the Amazon Echo and Google Home have yet to have a similar problem, so if you want to keep your furniture beautiful, that may be a better route to go.