Shipping estimates for Apple's Polishing Cloth pushed into January

in General Discussion edited October 2021
Demand for Apple's new Polishing Cloth continues unabated, with estimated shipping times for the sold out accessory now dragging into December and January.

Polishing Cloth

Introduced on Monday as an adequate cleaning tool for Apple displays like Pro Display XDR, the $19 Polishing Cloth quickly sold out on Apple's online storefront.

A day after launch, shipment estimates were pushed into November, and orders continued to pile up on Wednesday. As of this writing, orders placed through the online Apple Store will land at customer doorsteps between Dec. 20 and Jan. 17. In some regions shipping estimates are quoted as a more nebulous two to three months.

Made from a "soft, nonabrasive material," Apple markets the cloth as an ideal accessory for nearly all devices in its lineup, including the difficult to clean nano-texture glass of Pro Display XDR and iMac. The company provides a special cloth with displays that feature its bespoke nanometer-level glass treatment, but the accessory was previously not available as a standalone item.

Prior to the Polishing Cloth, Pro Display XDR and iMac owners looking to replace soiled or lost cloths had to contact Apple Support.

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  • Reply 1 of 8
    bluefire1bluefire1 Posts: 1,286member
    Getting mine in about two weeks.
  • Reply 2 of 8
    entropysentropys Posts: 4,072member
    Bought 10. November delivery.

    perfect Christmas gift for those that have everything.
    edited October 2021 watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 8
    I do understand that people with the Pro XDR display want it. This to them, is almost like buying 5000 dollar accessories for a million dollar car.
  • Reply 4 of 8
    dewmedewme Posts: 5,133member
    The latest delays must be a supply chain issue related to the low availability of the baby unicorn tail hair that’s needed by the 80 year old Himalayan weavers who lovingly craft these artisanal cloths following a secret weaving process passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth alone. 
  • Reply 5 of 8
    entropysentropys Posts: 4,072member
    vedelppa said:
    entropys said:
    Bought 10. November delivery.

    perfect Christmas gift for those that have everything.

    is it sarcasm? I'd throw it out if I got one as a Christmas gift.. :D
    Actually, I have bought ten frames to put each in in as well.

    I didn’t think /sarc was necessary.
    edited October 2021
  • Reply 6 of 8
    Clearly another case of Apple not charging enough for its products.
  • Reply 7 of 8
    I bought ten and have already gotten as much as $1500 on Ebay. 

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