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Apple's HomePod earns a 1 out of 10 on our repairability scale (10 is the easiest to repair).

The HomePod is built like a tank. Durability should not be an issue.

The outer fabric mesh, despite its lack of seams, can be peeled off undamaged thanks to a wicked cool drawstring.

All threaded fasteners are of the standard Torx variety—no annoying security screws here.

Extremely clever use of conductive screw posts minimizes the cabling mess across multiple stacked layers of components.

Very strong adhesives secure the touch input cover, microphone array, rubber foot, and (most annoyingly) the main point of entry on the top of the device—which otherwise looks designed to twist off without much fuss.

Even though it looks like there ought to be a nondestructive way inside, we failed to decode it. Without a repair manual, your odds of success are slim.

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