So Apple's HomePod 2 still has the original's worst design flaw

HomePod 2
Apple's HomePod 2 (Image credit: Apple/Future)

Apple's surprise announcement of a brand new HomePod was met with a few raised eyebrows last month. The product, discontinued in 2021, returned in pretty much exactly the same guise, with an identical design and, aside from a few audio and home improvements and a lower price, not much else. And it turns out even the original's biggest design flaw has returned.

YouTuber Marques Brownlee has confirmed in his video review that the HomePod 2 still has the potential to stain wooden surfaces, leaving behind an unsightly ring. While the issue is less pronounced, it's still there – but while Apple acknowledged it last time, the company has yet to mention it this time around. (In the market for new gear? Check out the best Apple deals.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.