FILE - This June 5, 2017, file photo shows the HomePod speaker in a showroom during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. Apple's new internet-connected speaker is proving to be more appealing to the ears than to the eyes, depending on where the device is placed. Some people who bought the just-released $349 speaker, dubbed the HomePod, are reporting that it leaves a white ring on the surfaces of wooden furniture. In an explanation posted Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, Apple said the problem occurs with speakers that, like the HomePod, are equipped with a silicon base to minimize vibration.
FILE - This June 5, 2017, file photo shows the HomePod speaker in a showroom during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. Apple's new internet-connected speaker is proving to be more appealing to the ears than to the eyes, depending on where the device is placed. Some people who bought the just-released $349 speaker, dubbed the HomePod, are reporting that it leaves a white ring on the surfaces of wooden furniture. In an explanation posted Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, Apple said the problem occurs with speakers that, like the HomePod, are equipped with a silicon base to minimize vibration. Marcio Jose Sanchez, File AP Photo
FILE - This June 5, 2017, file photo shows the HomePod speaker in a showroom during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. Apple's new internet-connected speaker is proving to be more appealing to the ears than to the eyes, depending on where the device is placed. Some people who bought the just-released $349 speaker, dubbed the HomePod, are reporting that it leaves a white ring on the surfaces of wooden furniture. In an explanation posted Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, Apple said the problem occurs with speakers that, like the HomePod, are equipped with a silicon base to minimize vibration. Marcio Jose Sanchez, File AP Photo

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