- Apr 24, 2016
Apple once again took the world by surprise earlier this week when it announced a so-called polishing cloth that’s supposed to help keep its devices clean and tidy.
And just like any other product, the polishing cloth doesn’t come cheap, with the Cupertino-based tech giant selling it for no less than $19.
Needless to say, it was just a matter of time until the cloth became a meme and everybody started to make fun of it, claiming once again that Apple is being ridiculous by charging $19 for a piece of cloth.
Especially when, in theory, you should be able to clean your devices with much cheaper materials that don’t cost more than a couple of bucks.
And yet, despite everybody making so much fun of the polishing cloth, quite a lot of people actually bought in anyway, so right now, the new “accessory” is sold out at Apple’s online store. In other words, if you’re trying to get the cloth today, you won’t receive it until late November, and the more orders are sent, the more the shipping is pushed back.
Not available in retail storesThis could mean two things: either the demand for the polishing cloth is really strong or Apple itself hasn’t prepared too many of them, so the inventory got cleared out pretty fast.
Regardless of what happened, however, it’s pretty clear that Apple’s existing inventory ran out quickly, and this can only be good news for the company in the short term. Despite all the jokes that is, as this once again proves there’s no such thing as bad publicity.
It’ll be interesting, however, if the Apple Polishing Cloth will end up being sold in retail stores, especially as the new MacBook Pro models will be up for grabs beginning next week.