Apple’s new $ 19 polishing cloth quickly became a meme when the company released it along with the new MacBook Pro and AirPods.
To keep the meme alive, iFixit there is a real tearing of the polishing cloth. The output revealed that the material from which the fabric was made was similar to that of the inner lining of the iPad Smart Cover and that in fact the two pieces of fabric were glued together.
The material is identical to the inner lining of the iPad Smart Cover, which has a thin layer of microfiber on the inside. Both have a clear impression of synthetic leather with a hint of blur, similar to alcantara.
Compared to the usual microfiber cloth (pictured above), you can see the attention to detail that went into Apple’s new cloth. iFixit has released a complete video on hardware design in its explanation of fabric quality below:
Under the microscope, it revives the top quality of Apple’s polishing cloth. On the left you will see a plain old cleaning cloth. Boring. Right? Tiny fibers intricately intertwined together, uniting to become not only a cleaning tool, but an object of beauty worth cleaning itself. Amidst the beauty, a thin line delicately follows the shape of the fundamental fruit of humanity: apples.
iJustine yesterday posted a complete review of the new polishing cloth which has already received over 180,000 views on YouTube.
Apple’s new $ 19 polishing cloth is available now, but if you order today, be prepared to wait almost three months to get it.
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