The second-generation HomePod may be less difficult to repair than the original
The original HomePod was famously difficult to repair, necessitating the use of cutting tools on occasion. Nevertheless, Apple isn’t causing nearly as much controversy with the second-generation iPhone. iFixit has disassembled the new smart speaker and determined that it is considerably easier to pry open than previously thought. The adhesive is gone, and you can go inside with just a screwdriver, and the interior components are similarly accessible. When combined with the removable power lead, it should be possible to repair at least some parts yourself.