Uh oh! Apple's HomePod can mark some timber furniture

At slightest a sound isn’t wooden.

The HomePod in fact sounds great. At a same time, however, Apple’s $349 intelligent orator has been tarnished for carrying a virtual voice-driven assistant Siri, that isn’t as intelligent or useful as Alexa on Amazon Echo speakers or a Google Assistant on Google Home speakers.

More: Apple’s pricey HomePod sounds good though exacts some trade-offs

And now there’s a really opposite kind of symbol being destined during HomePod: it can leave a white ring on some wood furniture.

Apple has concurred a issue, that was initial speckled by reviewers during Wirecutter and a tool site Pocket-Lint, and by some users on Twitter.

John Birchman tweeted, “Wait, so Apple’s Home Pod is withdrawal outlines on timber surfaces treated with oil or wax? Home Pod Coasters to strike a marketplace in 3, 2, 1…”

Another Casey Fleser tweeted, “Remember iPod Socks? Coming shortly HomePod Slippers!”

And this from Twitter user Guy San Francisco, who tweeted on Saturday: “#homepod left rings on my timber seat in reduction than 20 mins of use. Thanks #apple we am blissful a paid $400 to make ideal etched circles on my some-more costly furniture. Guess we can't pierce it now to cover adult a mark. Evil geniuses we are.”

In an updated support page for a orator on a website, Apple indicated that it “is not surprising for any orator with a vibration-dampening silicone bottom to leave amiable outlines when placed on some wooden surfaces,” adding that such “marks can be caused by oils diffusing between a silicone bottom and a list surface, and will mostly go divided after several days when a orator is private from a wooden surface.”

Should a cut remain, Apple suggests that we kindly clean a aspect with a soothing damp or dry cloth, or to “clean a aspect with a seat manufacturer’s endorsed cleaning process.” 

But ff all else fans, another idea is not expected to make Apple any friends: “placing your HomePod on a opposite surface.”

Email: ebaig@usatoday.com; Follow USA TODAY Personal Tech Columnist @edbaig on Twitter

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