Apple Confirms HomePod Can Leave White Rings on Wood Surfaces

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  1. rgMekanic

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    Apple has issued a statement confirming that the HomePod can leave white rings on wood surfaces that have an oil or was finish according to a report from macrumors. Apple told Wirecutter that "the marks can improve over several days after the speaker is removed from the wood surface." If not, Apple recommends "cleaning the surface with the manufacturer's suggested oiling method." Pocket-lint's review said the HomePod left a white ring on their table after only 2 minutes.

    So $349 for a spying device that also ruins your furniture. Sounds like an awesome purchase. I am now going to invent and sell a iCoaster for $49.99. Thank you to Susquehannock for the story, and my new found business venture.

    It's unclear at this point whether the issue is limited to treated wood, or if the problem could cause any sort of long-term damage to the HomePod's rubber base. For now, we would obviously recommend not placing your HomePod on a surface with an oil or wax finish if possible.
     
  2. SeymourGore

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    Sounds like the perfect opportunity for Apple and its partners to sell licensed HomePod compatible coasters to protect furniture.

    Edit: Oh, bother; rgMekanic beat me to the same joke.
     
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    One ring to rule the apps and in the walled garden bind them.
     
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    Next up the Apple doily, with a cute picture of an apple with a bite out of it. As rgMedanic says, only $49.99. Oh and don't forget 3 years of AppleCare for another $99.99.
     
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    The kit with the iCoaster should also come with iMuffs and an iBlindfold.
     
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    Your wood is treated wrong
     
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    I like my wood treated by someone with experience.
     
  10. nutzo

    nutzo [H]ardness Supreme

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    Apple, it just works........... to ruin your furniture.
     
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    Probably made for Ikea furniture & not real furniture.
     
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    It takes courage to sell a device that will rid your furniture of its pathetic sub par polish.
     
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    That didn't take long.
     
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    Back in the OEM packaging for a full refund iSay.
     
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    Don't get the iCoaster. Wait for the iCoaster Pro, you won't regret it.
     
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    The wood furniture owners placed the Homepod incorrectly.
     
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    The idea was that you would move it around and make olympic rings to celebrate the games..... Again no one read instructions.....



    Tehe
     
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    Are we sure the furniture isn’t holding it wrong?
     
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    Hows that for leaving your mark in the world!
     
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    White rings. HomePod is racist.
     
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    ...people... are complaining about this? This... is news? Ay, Dios mío!
     
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    If Monica Lewinsky buys one she will call it an iBill
     
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    Furniture can cost thousands of dollars... of course people are complaining.
     
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    jfc I love Apple but how does something like this happen? Of the internal testers, of which I *hope* the execs were part of, not ONE of them put it on a wooden table? Did Tim Cook notice a white ring on his $40,000 living room table and be like "hmm.. whatevs..."??!

    A stationary object you don't touch and they still managed to mess it up.
     
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    "My South American Mapuche mahogany coffee table by Hans Wegner is RUHINED!"
     
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    This is likely being caused by a mold deterrent on the rubber base. Poor manufacturing by Apple, I suspect they were so focused on the technical issues this slipped through. This sis truly some rookie shit though, there are plenty of non marking material options for a base like this.
     
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    My guess is that you don’t care about the things you own and worked hard for...
     
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    Let's start a challenge where people set the device on drunken passed out people to see if it leaves a ring....
     
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    Only compatible with iFurniture
     
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    lol holy shit did you just step out of a time machine?
     
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    So the homepod leaves "ass rings" on surfaces? Nice.
     
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    No one tests shit anymore.
     
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    Only Apple could charge 3x the price of a comparable device and cheap out on some 30 cent felt feet.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I wouldn't be too happy about those rings either. Good furniture is costly - especially if it is made from actual hardwood.
     
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    Awesome +1 idea for the icoaster...lol
     
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    Its understandable if something leaves a ring, but a white ring......AFTER 2 MINS? WTF is that thing made of ....Moon Sand?
     
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    It's just a surface chemical interaction, it happens quickly and should polish right off the wood finish.