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
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
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
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.