At least it’s cheaper than an iPhone.
Apple is now selling a “Polishing Cloth” for $19 — although related merchandise go for $1 elsewhere on-line.
The expensive cloth, which the company says must be used to shine shows on its merchandise, was quietly posted on Apple’s on-line retailer on Monday alongside the company’s new slate of MacBook Pro laptops and AirPods earbuds.
“Made with soft, nonabrasive material, the Polishing Cloth cleans any Apple display, including nano-texture glass, safely and effectively,” reads the listing for the white piece of cloth, which comes emblazoned with the Apple brand.
This is the primary time Apple has offered a sprucing cloth independently, however the same cloth has shipped alongside the “nano-texture glass” version of Apple’s Pro Display XDR computer monitor, which goes for a cool $5,999, since 2019.
That means prospects who’re serious about shopping for the $19 cloth have the choice to throw in a high-end computer display for an additional $5,980.
For extra budget-conscious prospects, there are different choices. Amazon sells a range of related microfiber cloths designed for electronics for lower than $1 every.
On Twitter, customers poked enjoyable at Apple’s ritzy rag.
“I hate that I want the Apple microfiber cloth just because it’s made by Apple. Dammit,” mentioned Joe Rossignol, a author on the Apple information website MacRumors.
Another Twitter consumer questioned if the cloth would work with different electronics, asking, “It is compatible with Android devices?”
The company says its $19 cloth is made out of a “soft, nonabrasive material” however doesn’t specify what materials, so it’s unclear if there’s something to distinguish it from cheaper choices.
Apple didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon what makes its cloth so particular.