This iFixit teardown shows the HomePod is built like a tank

Thuy Ong, writing for The Verge;

To dismantle the speaker, iFixit used a heat gun to peel panels off and a knife to cut through 3D wire mesh. (The mesh can be peeled off undamaged with a nifty drawstring that’s attached, iFixit notes). iFixit then used a small hacksaw to saw off the top of the speaker to access the woofer. When a saw comes out, you know something’s not meant for tinkering.

I’ve embedded the whole tear down below for your viewing pleasure.