Apple announce that it will finally be releasing a home speaker to compete with the Amazon Echo and Google Home. A little late, but with Apple’s logo on it, it should become a permanent piece in the homes of Apple fans.
Mashable referred to the product as the “Siri-powered Amazon Echo killer,” but while the thing actually sounds pretty cool, there is one major issue with the home assistant that is not a problem for the Home or Echo.
No, it’s not the $349 price tag or that it’s powered by Siri it’s the design. The HomePod is covered in cloth mesh and looks like a very expensive cat scratcher, and as a cat owner, I can tell you that my pets would definitely try scratching one given the opportunity.
HomePod is going to be the most expensive scratching post my cat has ever had.
Jessie Char (@jessiechar) June 5, 2017
Will there be a section in the AppleCare insurance covering cat damages to the HomePod???????
fruit loop (@benwitko) June 5, 2017
Given the fact that the HomePod has a $349 price tag, you can basically guarantee that cats will try to scratch it, because cats are jerks like that.