Apple’s Polishing Cloth made its debut in the Apple Store following the company’s, where it joined Apple’s product lineup alongside substantially more expensive devices. The newly redesigned and the may have been the biggest highlights of the show, with the former bringing back the , as well as offering , a full SD card reader and a choice between the new .
Meanwhile, theinclude several features previously exclusive to the like with head tracking, water resistance and longer battery life. But all of these reveals could be considered quite expensive, with the and with tons of that offer much of for less money.
So if you really want to buy a new Apple product right now without taking out a line of financing, Apple’scomes at a much lower price and with perhaps the most extensive backward-compatibility list in recent memory. If you thought it was amazing that works on 2015’s , how about an Apple product in 2021 that’s endorsed to work on the iPod Nano from 2012? And on the high end, this cloth also supports the $6,000 Apple Pro Display XDR monitor.
What a range. But hopefully you’re already aware that Apple’s Polishing Cloth has wandered into a field full of competition and much cheaper rivals. How cheap, you ask? Well, you can buy a 36-pack of Amazon Basics microfiber cleaning cloths for $18.86, saving 14 cents off the price of a single Apple Polishing Cloth. Apple’s cloth may also take some time before reaching customers — as of this writing, Apple’s store says delivery could take 10 to 12 weeks.
We’ll have to reserve judgment until we actually get to use Apple’s Polishing Cloth. It may very well be the best polishing cloth out there. But if you find yourself at the Apple Store making a purchase and this accessory is offered, it may be worthwhile to take a second and compare pricing with other vendors.
In the meantime, if you’re curious about what it’s like to unbox Apple’s Polishing Cloth, YouTube channels iJustine and Unbox Therapy were both able to procure the cloth and show off what’s inside.
Do you have a favorite microfiber cleaning cloth for keeping your gadgets clean? Tell us in the comments.