Update: Apple has released an updated version of the software which should resolve these issues.
“Apple today released new 13.2 software for the HomePod with long-awaited features like Handoff and voice detection for different family members, but unfortunately, some users are running into problems with the update.”
This is disgraceful. It’s not just that they don’t work, but that there is nothing users can do. Apple is having them ship them back to the company to get them fixed. All this because there’s no USB port to restore the device.
What a blunder.
(To be fair, it’s not clear how many people this is affecting. As often with this sort of problem, the media attention makes it appear bigger than it is. Mine both work fine after the update.)
Source: New 13.2 Update Bricking Some HomePods [Update Pulled by Apple] – MacRumors
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I think yours is running fine until you restore it or remove it from your HomeKit-Setup it. That’s what bricks the devices and as far as I see reactions from our readers it happens to everyone doing a restore.
Yes, it’s not entirely clear, but that’s what Apple is warning against.