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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Alongside the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, Apple introduced a $19 "Polishing Cloth" that's designed to be used with Apple devices.


Made from a "soft, nonabrasive material," the cloth is suitable for Apple displays, including the nano-texture glass of the Pro Display XDR. It's also suitable for use with the mini-LED display of the new MacBook Pro models and all manner of iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

Those who were hoping to get a Polishing Cloth with their MacBook Pros and who have not already ordered may be out of luck, as initial supplies have sold out. If ordered today, the Polishing Cloth will not arrive until November 18 to November 24, which is quite a long wait for a piece of cloth.


Apple's support document on cleaning Apple products recommends a soft, lint-free cloth and minimal wiping. Cleaners should not be used, but if a deep cleaning is required, a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol solution can be used to moisten the cloth.

Apple has been shipping a similar Polishing Cloth with the nano-texture Pro Display XDR since its launch. Based on the instructions provided with that cloth, the new cloth can be hand washed with dish soap and water should it become dirty.

As of now, the Polishing Cloth is not available in Apple's retail stores, though retail locations could potentially begin offering stock next week when the MacBook Pro models launch.

Article Link: Apple's New $19 Polishing Cloth is Sold Out Until Late November


macrumors 6502a
Sep 26, 2017
Gothenburg, Sweden
I’ll pass, gen 1 products are prone to catastrophic failures. Let the others beta test this and get gen 2.
In a few weeks we’ll find out it has sand paper embedded in it and after six months and 4 class action lawsuits Apple will admit that a “vanishingly small number of users” have accidentally sanded holes in their screens and institute a repair program.


macrumors member
Jul 18, 2021
Wowwww Apple ??? oh well, can't really blame them. People are gonna buy it and they know it. They can charge whatever the hell they want because they know that.

I can't believe someone would pay that much for a cloth!! I bought a 12 pack on amazon for like 6 dollars.


macrumors 6502
Apr 17, 2009
Seattle, WA
A million jokes will be made..... but do people know if this was actually available yesterday for earlier shipping. Like in October? I remember it already being at the end of November yesterday when people first started talking about it. If not, feels like a filler post to get some eyeballs and commenting.
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