February 12th 2018
By Mike Flaminio
Apple's HomePod appears to require a full replacement if it becomes damaged. According to Apple's support documents, the HomePod warranty repairs cost $279. If you have AppleCare+, the fee will be a much more modest $39. AppleCare+ for the HomePod runs $39 and includes support for two incidences in addition to extending the warranty to two years.
As a new HomePod costs $350, it appears the HomePod design doesn't lend itself to repairs. Apple will likely provide a new or refurbished HomePod if a repair is required.
Now, home speakers aren't like to be damaged and any defects will likely emerge during the 1 year warranty period. So, this probably isn't that big of a deal. If you have kids, however, the $39 may be good insurance just in case.