Our rumor prediction experts are anticipating a future rumor regarding the Apple Polishing Cloth to be made available in Mini, Pro, and Pro Max versions.
- MINI — The Mini version will provide a more portable and compact version of the popular cleaning cloth.
- PRO — The Pro version will meet the demanding microfiber needs of professionals.
- PRO MAX — The Pro Max version is expected to be a much larger cloth for the larger Apple products and displays.
Exceptional Resale Value
The standard version of the cloth has a retail price of $19, but the item is so popular that there is now a 10-12 week (three month) delay. To get an Apple Polishing Cloth sooner, you would need to pay $50 to $65 on eBay. [View] This demand suggests that consumers will pay substantially for the Apple branded piece of fabric.
The current Apple Polishing Cloth is described on Apple’s website as being compatible with a long list of Apple products including all iPhones from the iPhone SE (1st Gen) and iPhone 6 to the present models. If you own an older iPhone you will need to check with Apple about compatibility. Most Apple computers since 2014 are compatible with the Apple Polishing Cloth. View the Apple compatibility list for details. [View]
At the bottom of the product page for the Apple Polishing Cloth, some recommended products are listed. Among the recommended products are the $699 wheels that can be added to an Apple Pro computer case, and also the $999 Apple video display stand. The list seems to suggest that someone purchasing a deluxe microfiber cloth may also want some of the other more premium products from Apple
The following article offer responses from industry influencers and reviewers reacting to the Apple Polishing Cloth.
- 9 to 5 Mac, “iFixit ‘tears down’ Apple Polishing Cloth to reveal why Apple charges a premium for it,” by Michael Potluck, 28 Oct 2021 at 8:13 AM PT. [View]
- Apple Insider, “iFixit takes a closer look at Apple’s $19 polishing cloth,” by Mike Peterson, 28 Oct 2021. [View]
- Engadget, “Apple’s worst shipping delay is for a $19 polishing cloth,” by Jon Fingas, 30 Oct 2021. [View]
- Gizmodo, “The Apple Polishing Cloth Is Everything Wrong With Society,” by Victoria Song, 29 Oct 2021 at 5:40 PM. [View]
- Mashable, “iFixit teardown confirms the $19 Apple cleaning cloth is a repairability disgrace,” by Alex Perry, 30 Oct 2021. [View]
- The Verge, “iFixit actually tore down Apple’s backordered $19 screen cloth,” by Mitchell Clark, 29 Oct 2021. [View]
Apple Polishing Cloth Video Review by iJustine
On 27 Oct 2021, the popular YouTube content creator and influencer iJustine posted a video review of the Apple Polishing Cloth. As of 31 Oct 2021, the review has had over 280,000 views.
Apple Polishing Cloth Unboxing Video by Unbox Therapy
Due to the high demand and popularity of the Apple Polishing Cloth, it is being considered by some to be, at present, one of the most exclusive Apple products. Below is the unboxing offered by Lew Later.