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Apple's new Pro Display XDR comes with an optional nano-texture glass, which is etched at the nanometer level to cut down on reflectivity and glare for a matte look.

The nano-texture glass costs an extra $1,000, and as it turns out, it also impacts how the Pro Display XDR can be cleaned.

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According to an Apple support document, the Pro Display XDR with nano-texture glass must be cleaned only with the dry polishing cloth that Apple provides. No water or liquids should be used to clean the glass.

Apple warns that Pro Display XDR owners should never use any other cloths to clean the glass, and if the included dry polishing cloth is lost, Apple Support should be contacted so another cloth can be ordered. There's no word yet on what Apple is charging for replacement cleaning cloths.

Apple also has specific instructions for washing the polishing cloth, which includes using dish soap and water, rinsing thoroughly, and then letting it air dry for at least 24 hours.

The standard Pro Display XDR glass can be cleaned with a standard microfiber cloth and a small amount of water, while the casing can be cleaned using a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth.

Since its announcement, the Pro Display XDR has been the butt of multiple jokes as Apple is charging $4,999 for the display, and an extra $999 for its stand. The need for a specific Apple-designed cleaning cloth isn't likely to help the situation.

Apple's Pro Display XDR, which is meant to be used alongside the Mac Pro, is available starting today. Pro Display XDR orders with standard glass will start arriving to customers on December 20, but the Pro Display XDR with nano-texture glass won't be available until January 21 at the earliest.

Article Link: Apple's Pro Display XDR With Nano-Texture Can Only Be Cleaned With Special Apple-Provided Cloth
 
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TacoChowder

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Hyper specific niche professional product requires very specific cleaning. I don't see why people are shocked by this..?
Even more basic, imagine this article coming out in 2004: "You can't clean your glassless LCD screen with windex!"

It also shows that they actually did something crazy with the glass. I'm excited to see one IRL
 

roar08

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The need for a specific Apple-designed cleaning cloth isn't likely to help the situation.

What situation? Consumers might purchase these, but they are 100% not marketed for consumers. We should start complaining about the price of 757s. Some consumers buy those, but can you believe the $100M price tag? Outrageous!

When I make an expensive purchase, I want to make sure I know how to take care of it.
 

otternonsense

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Hyper specific niche professional product requires very specific cleaning. I don't see why people are shocked by this..?
Even more basic, imagine this article coming out in 2004: "You can't clean your glassless LCD screen with windex!"

It also shows that they actually did something crazy with the glass. I'm excited to see one IRL

Because Apple's first screen for professional use since the Cinema Display shouldn't have been an ultra niche curiosity (or at least not JUST that). Shows how out of touch they are.
 
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DaveOP

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Nano-what-now? Needlessly complicated. Just put a matte coating, call it a day.
For the average customer that orders this? Not too likely. Color accuracy is going to be king, and this display is supposed to do that so much than standard matte coatings. Worth the money to those who actually need this display for their work.
 

dantroline

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What situation? Consumers might purchase these, but they are 100% not marketed for consumers. We should start complaining about the price of 757s. Some consumers buy those, but can you believe the $100M price tag? Outrageous!

When I make an expensive purchase, I want to make sure I know how to take care of it.
Will you be putting a grille in front of it so the uninitiated don't touch the screen with their donut stained fingers?

Or what about the annoying colleague who does spit-takes every time something remotely funny happens.
 
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