If smart column HomePod will break down and this case will not warranty its an official repair will cost 279 dollars. This despite the fact that the device itself costs $ 349. The replacement cable will have to pay $ 29.
When buying HomePod company offers the AppleCare extended warranty for $ 78. So, if you have children or Pets that corny can drop the column, it makes sense to think about the extended warranty.
Official repair Apple has never been famous for affordable prices. For example, replacement rear glass for iPhone X is 549 dollars. This is assuming that you did not purchase an extended warranty.
Recall, Apple introduced the HomePod in June last year. The start of sales was scheduled for December, but later the company moved him. The opportunity to purchase the device appeared only on 9 February. I think soon the iFixit team will check HomePod on maintainability and we will understand, whether justified something this high cost of the official repair.