If you just picked up Apple's flashy new HomePod speaker you might be thinking of displaying it proudly on the nicest piece of furniture you have, but before you do there's something you should know.More news: Bill and Melinda Gates take on the "tough questions" about their foundation
Similarly, the HomePod, or more accurately Siri, has impressive chops for quickly deciphering which Apple device you're speaking to and responding correctly, most every time.
We subsequently tested the HomePod on other materials: "the same wood that hadn't been treated with Danish oil and a regular lacquered desk and haven't seen the same issues".More news: Tillerson, Erdogan meet amid heightened strain over Operation Olive Branch
Users of the HomePod have confirmed that the device leaves an unusual white stain on the wood on which it is placed.
Apple says that these rings are a result of the oils diffused between the speaker's vibration-dampening silicone base and the wood.
Some joked that Apple should instruct users to put a coaster under their HomePod, with one quipping that "ten 'HomePod Coaster" start ups were formed in the past two hours'.
Apple has a long-standing reputation for embedding moments of design cleverness and even delight into its products, and the HomePod offers both, from setup to sound quality. The company further added that the marks will dissipate "after several days" once the HomePod has been moved if the marks persist then wiping the surface will suffice. However, if the damage does not disappear, Apple suggested that customers should either clean the furniture with the "suggested oiling method" of the manufacturer or to have the furniture refinished.More news: Apple plans FaceTime improvements for iOS, HomeKit support for macOS