One of the problems that some noticed with regards to Apple’s HomePod is the fact that placing it on a wooden surface could result in a white ring staining their furniture. Apple claims that this is due to the oils from the silicone interacting with the wood and have since advised customers to avoid placing the HomePod on such surfaces.


However could Apple fix the issue in future releases? We suppose it’s possible, and according to industrial designers, it shouldn’t be too hard either. Speaking to Business Insider, several industrial designers offered their thoughts and opinions on the issue, claiming that it shouldn’t be too big of a problem to fix and that Apple will most likely correct it in their next round of manufacturing.

According to Cesar Viramontes, a Senior Industrial Designer at Y Studios, “It’s an issue, but I think it’s probably going to be one that’ll be corrected in the next round of manufacturing. I think it will be a minor issue, and people will probably forget about it in the next couple of months when it goes away.”

Gregor Berkowitz, who works as a product development consultant for various brands adds that retooling the manufacturing process shouldn’t take too long, and could take between 2-6 weeks. It’s hard to tell if Apple plans to address this problem, but for those who have already bought their HomePod speakers, not to worry as there are accessories designed to help prevent those stains from appearing on your wooden furniture.

Filed in Apple >Gadgets. Read more about HomePod and Speakers.

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