At slightest it’s cheaper than an iPhone.
Apple is present selling a “Polishing Cloth” for $19 — adjacent though akin products spell for $1 elsewhere online.
The costly cloth, which the institution says should beryllium utilized to polish displays connected its products, was softly posted connected Apple’s online store connected Monday alongside the company’s new slate of MacBook Pro laptops and AirPods earbuds.
“Made with soft, nonabrasive material, the Polishing Cloth cleans immoderate Apple display, including nano-texture glass, safely and effectively,” reads the listing for the achromatic portion of cloth, which comes emblazoned with the Apple logo.
This is the archetypal clip Apple has sold a polishing cloth independently, but a akin cloth has shipped alongside the “nano-texture glass” variation of Apple’s Pro Display XDR machine monitor, which goes for a chill $5,999, since 2019.
That means customers who are reasoning astir buying the $19 cloth person the enactment to propulsion successful a high-end machine surface for an other $5,980.
For much budget-conscious customers, determination are different options. Amazon sells a assortment of akin microfiber cloths designed for electronics for less than $1 each.
On Twitter, users poked amusive astatine Apple’s ritzy rag.
“I hatred that I privation the Apple microfiber cloth conscionable due to the fact that it’s made by Apple. Dammit,” said Joe Rossignol, a writer astatine the Apple quality tract MacRumors.
Another Twitter idiosyncratic wondered if the cloth would enactment with different electronics, asking, “It is compatible with Android devices?”
The institution says its $19 cloth is made retired of a “soft, nonabrasive material” but does not specify what material, truthful it’s unclear if there’s thing to differentiate it from cheaper options.
Apple did not instantly reply to a petition for remark connected what makes its cloth truthful special.