Apple polishing cloth for nano-texture glass added to online store

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Apple now directly sells a $19 polishing cloth that it says can be used on any Apple display, including the nano-texture glass on the Pro Display XDR.

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The polishing cloth is made with "soft, nonabrasive material" that the company says can safely clean pretty much any screen on any of its products. As expected, the cloth features a minimalist design with a white color scheme and an etched Apple logo.

While users can use the polishing cloth to clean up any display, it seems mostly suited for Pro Display XDR users. Apple specifically warns users not to use any type of cloth on the nano-texture Pro Display XDR except for the one that shipped with the monitor.

Previously, Apple didn't sell those polishing cloths separately. Users had to specifically order them from Apple Support.

Nano-texture displays feature a special nanometer-level glass etching that provides a high-quality matte display option that reduces glare and maintains image quality. According to Apple, it can be damaged by other polishing cloths.

It isn't entirely clear what separates the $19 Apple polishing cloth from similar cleaning clothes on the market, however.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 9
    bluefire1bluefire1 Posts: 1,190member
    What separates this cloth from all others? It has the Apple logo on it?😉
    williamlondondk49
  • Reply 2 of 9
    JFC_PAJFC_PA Posts: 645member
    bluefire1 said:
    What separates this cloth from all others? It has the Apple logo on it?ߘ馬t;/div>
    It’s the only one Apple says is usable with that costly display. But hey, some people like those pretty swirl marks… even on a display costing six grand. 

    ” According to Apple, it can be damaged by other polishing cloths.”
    edited October 18 watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 9
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 11,764member
    bluefire1 said:
    What separates this cloth from all others? It has the Apple logo on it?😉
    FTA:

    Nano-texture displays feature a special nanometer-level glass etching that provides a high-quality matte display option that reduces glare and maintains image quality. According to Apple, it can be damaged by other polishing cloths.

    …but hey use an old sock on your $6,000 monitor if that’s your jam. 
    JFC_PAronnmwhitewilliamlondonwatto_cobraviclauyyc
  • Reply 4 of 9
    22july201322july2013 Posts: 2,659member
    Clone cloth companies coming quickly.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 9
    sbdudesbdude Posts: 121member
    bluefire1 said:
    What separates this cloth from all others? It has the Apple logo on it?😉
    FTA:

    Nano-texture displays feature a special nanometer-level glass etching that provides a high-quality matte display option that reduces glare and maintains image quality. According to Apple, it can be damaged by other polishing cloths.

    …but hey use an old sock on your $6,000 monitor if that’s your jam. 

    So where was the cloth when the monitor came out almost two years ago? I'm sure any decent microfiber cloth that won't set you back 20 bones will work just fine.
    elijahgwilliamlondonmuthuk_vanalingambluefire1llamacuriousrun8
  • Reply 6 of 9
    sbdude said:
    bluefire1 said:
    What separates this cloth from all others? It has the Apple logo on it?😉
    FTA:

    Nano-texture displays feature a special nanometer-level glass etching that provides a high-quality matte display option that reduces glare and maintains image quality. According to Apple, it can be damaged by other polishing cloths.

    …but hey use an old sock on your $6,000 monitor if that’s your jam. 

    So where was the cloth when the monitor came out almost two years ago? I'm sure any decent microfiber cloth that won't set you back 20 bones will work just fine.

    As the story says, it shipped with the monitor, and replacements had to be ordered as a service part.  It was not available at retail like it is now.

    I don't have one of those $6k monitors, but I have found microfiber varies in type and quality, and even "decent" (if you count 3M as a reputable brand) cloths can scratch, never mind some other random brand off Amazon or wherever.

    There is little doubt a healthy margin is built into that price, but it will serve the market it's intended for, and probably beyond as well.
    williamlondonfastasleeprandominternetpersonwatto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 9
    If the screen is so sensitive I would expect the user would want to purchase a new one after a certain number of uses since you probably can’t wash all the debris off if it.
    ITGUYINSDwilliamlondon
  • Reply 8 of 9
    Does it also have a notch?
    williamlondonviclauyyc
  • Reply 9 of 9
    Does it also have a notch?
    Of course it does. The notch houses more of the cloth for a seamless experience.
    IreneWwatto_cobra
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