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Be Wary of Where You Place a HomePod

HomepadFor many of us, we hate it when something leaves a mark or stain on our furniture at home or even at the office.

But what if it is your $349-HomePod that does? You wouldn’t throw the device and waste the money you spent on it, right?

(Read: 6 Tips and Tricks to Get the Most out of Apple HomePod)

White Ring

WireCutter and Pocket-lint reported seeing a white ring on the countertop and side table where the device had been placed.

A photographer of Mashable also saw the same thing.

Pocket-lint, however, said the ring faded after a few days but did not completely go away.

HomePod users took to Twitter to rant after the device marked their furniture and they didn’t mince words.

Apple’s Advice

Apple released updated support guidelines for the HomePod to address the issue. The company said it is “not unusual for any speaker with a vibration-damping silicone base to leave mild marks when placed on some wooden surfaces.”

Apple said the ring “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.”

The company suggested that users gently wipe the marked surface with soft damp or dry cloth, which “may remove the marks” but if the ring persists, “clean the surface with the furniture manufacturer’s recommended cleaning process.”

If you’re concerned about this, we recommend placing your HomePod on a different surface.”

CNET suggested other ways to prevent the HomePod from leaving a mark on furniture like placing it on a non-wooden surface or even mounting it.

(Read: How to Prevent the Apple HomePod from Staining Your Furniture)

What’s Next?

HomePods are marking wooden furniture and users are unhappy about it.

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