Apple caused quite a stir last October when it released its polishing cloths.
Despite its hefty $19 price tag, the high-tech company’s low-tech kit flew off shelves, with shipping quickly slipping for several weeks, then several months, before the apparently popular item sold out completely.
The good news is that polishing cloths now back in stock (At the time of writing!), with shipping currently taking a few days instead of a few months.
According to Nerdshala, which saw Apple’s clothing replenishment earlier this week, this item is only available through the company’s online store, so take note — driving for hours at an Apple Store for the sole purpose of buying the company’s polishing cloth It will be a futile journey.
Fabric buyers will be pleased to learn that the item is made with a “soft, non-abrasive material”—certainly less than you might expect—and according to the item, “safe to any Apple Display, including nano-textured glass.” and effectively cleans” product page.
The listing also includes a huge “compatibility” section that lists just about every Apple product the company makes—including the iPod Shuffle, which doesn’t even have a screen.
The good news is that since the fabric doesn’t require any technology to work (yes, it’s just a fabric), the current chip shortages affecting global tech companies will zero in on polishing cloth supplies going forward. Will have effect.
Still, if you’re willing to buy a new polishing cloth but feel like Apple is charging more for its own effort, check out Nerdshala’ carefully curated suggestions for something that’s more wallet-friendly. Starts at $5.