The HomePod’s design scores high on making good use of small space. But, it also is nearly inaccessible.

Only The Mesh Is Easily Removable

Warning: Apple’s HomePod Is Not Meant For DIY Repairs

You can pull the fabric mesh off with a drawstring. But, the simplicity ends there. An iFixit teardown revealed that many parts are glued on. There is also a seam that required a saw and ultrasonic cutter to get in.

An Ingenious Design

Warning: Apple’s HomePod Is Not Meant For DIY Repairs

Conductive screw posts are used to transfer power across the speaker eliminating the need for wires. A deeper-travel voice coil is utilized instead of a woofer to help with bass sounds. A microphone also located inside the speaker calibrates the woofer to prevent it from overpowering other frequencies.

A Proprietary Port

Warning: Apple’s HomePod Is Not Meant For DIY Repairs

If you can get in, you’ll find a proprietary port at the bottom. Experts surmise it’s used to program the HomePod while still at the factory.

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