“The new-and-improved fabric power cable may not have the same connector as its Apple TV or iMac brethren, but it is removable — though it requires a hefty yank to make that happen (and an equally hefty shove against a table to get it back in place),” Caldwell writes. “But unlike Apple’s other products, the HomePod’s removable cable isn’t something you should consider doing regularly.”
Caldwell writes, “Apple doesn’t want its own in-store employees to fix HomePod cables (instead opting to send all HomePod repairs straight to centralized depots), [so] you might want to think twice about removing yours.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Only for very tight installations (where the wall plug end won’t fit through a hole, for example) is the only reason we could imagine for a user wanting to unplug the HomePod’s power cord.