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derekamoss

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Most premium touchscreen devices usually include this for free. I have a couple of Microsoft branded ones for the Surface Products, a few Samsung branded from phones and tablets. Heck even my Asus Vivo Tab RT even came with one.
 

bj097

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The price is ridiculous but to be fair I always found that the support documents regarding what type of clothe I can use to clean the screen of my Apple gear were confusing and not very precise. At least we have something on which to refer to know the recommended clothe type.
I think any delicate and non-abrasive microfiber cloth on the planet is just fine, isn't it?
 

bj097

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Aren't these usually like $1 each?

My optician gives me a handful of these each time I go for cleaning my glasses, so I have a bag of these.
here I can get 3 microfiber cloth for $1, but I am not sure if the Apple's one has a different quality
 

bushman4

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Bought it just to see what it’s all about. Camera lens micro fiber cost $20+
Getting it tomorrow after a 2 month wait
 

pst23

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I bought two - didn't like them. I use a microfiber duster - Zeiss wipes and microfiber clothes I found on amazon.
 

jlc1978

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lol, automotive detailing towels have cheaper and high quality towels available. But I suppose if you want that Apple Logo on it. If you can wipe your $100K Mercedes with it, you can wipe your $1K phone. Without the over priced Apple logo towel.

https://www.esotericcarcare.com/gyeon-q2m-baldwipe-microfiber-towel/
I would not be so sure it is not more abrasive, as it is intended to be used to remove and polish coatings; which may indicate it has a more abrasive surface that accomplishes that without leaving swirl marks. I’m not sure I’d want to use that on a screen. A high quality lens cleaner tissue may be a better choice.
 
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bushman4

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Recieved mine today. It’s basically a plush and thick microfiber cloth. It has thickness and works well on an iMac or iPhone (things tested on)
No circular movement just a swish down and you good to go
Is it worth $20…… no. But it’s a durable microfiber cloth which is useful
 
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bj097

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Bought it just to see what it’s all about. Camera lens micro fiber cost $20+
Getting it tomorrow after a 2 month wait
Paying $20+ for a piece of gimmick cloth and waiting for two months, what a real fish
 

jlc1978

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Paying $20+ for a piece of gimmick cloth and waiting for two months, what a real fish

Expensive? Yes. Gimmick? Not necessarily. Can you get a quality lens microfiber cloth at half the price? Sure, as well as for about the same price. Zeiss makes great wipes and cleaning solution as well.

I've spent more for supplies to clean some of my $1k+ glass on my camera; so getting a cloth Apple certifies as suitable for a 2k+ computer can be worth it. Others may chose to simply use an old shirt. Too each his own. YMMV.
 

bj097

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Expensive? Yes. Gimmick? Not necessarily. Can you get a quality lens microfiber cloth at half the price? Sure, as well as for about the same price. Zeiss makes great wipes and cleaning solution as well.

I've spent more for supplies to clean some of my $1k+ glass on my camera; so getting a cloth Apple certifies as suitable for a 2k+ computer can be worth it. Others may chose to simply use an old shirt. Too each his own. YMMV.
But what is the difference of this $20+ Apple microfiber cloth compared to the one I get three for $1? The cheap one is also soft on touch, isn't abrasive at all, if you are talking about the "micro-level", then I think every cloth will scratch everything at this level. By physics, when you slide one object against another one, they are losing particles which cannot be avoided.
 

Blue Hawk

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My Zeiss polishing cloth costed only 2€ I think. And the apple one is at 25€. I would prefer Zeiss, but not their wet clothes.
 
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jlc1978

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But what is the difference of this $20+ Apple microfiber cloth compared to the one I get three for $1? The cheap one is also soft on touch, isn't abrasive at all, if you are talking about the "micro-level", then I think every cloth will scratch everything at this level. By physics, when you slide one object against another one, they are losing particles which cannot be avoided.
At least Apple claims to verify theirs is compatible with their screens. In the end it is your choice.
 

DotCom2

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Got mine and I really like it. It's the perfect size not only to clean, but it wraps around my iPhone 12 Max perfectly. Question though, there came no instruction on how to wash it or if it even is washable. Anyone know?
 
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