iFixit’s repair experts have completed a “dismantling” of Apple’s thinnest product: its now sold-out $19 polishing cloth.Apple’s 19-dollar polishing cloth sold in early October sold out soon after it hit the shelves.
Like the memo inspired by this piece of cloth, iFixit’s inspection and disassembly of the accessory was carried out in a humorous tone.
“Look at the off-white color. Tasteful thickness. Oh my god. It even has a watermark,” iFixit wrote.
The repair website pointed out that the texture of this cloth isiPadThe inner lining of the Smart Cover is the same, and the latter’s inner lining is made of a microfiber layer. Both materials have a “obvious synthetic leather feel, with a hint of ambiguity, similar to Alcantara.”
When iFixit “disassembled” the product, it found that the $19 polishing cloth was actually two separate pieces of cloth glued together.
“If you feel a little overwhelmed by your $19 purchase, then pull the two layers apart and suddenly you have two pieces of cloth, each of which costs only $9.50,” the website wrote.
To learn more about the material, iFixit examined the cloth under a microscope, and it appeared to have a complex weave of fibers.
“Under the microscope,AppleThe high-quality quality of the polishing cloth is on the paper. On the left, you will see a normal cleaning cloth. Boring,” the site wrote. “So what about the right? The tiny fibers are intricately intertwined and combined together. It is not only a cleaning tool but also a beautiful object worthy of being cleaned. In this beauty, a thin line artfully depicts the basic human fruit: the shape of an apple. “
Repair experts gave this polishing cloth a score of zero (out of 10 points)-“The new Apple polishing cloth scored 0 in our repairability score because it makes us very important in dismantling.MacBookThe Pro was distracted, and we didn’t reassemble it after we cut it into pieces with scissors.”
Although Apple’s $19 polishing cloth is currently sold out, there are still third-party alternatives online. They may not be engraved with the Apple logo, but they can clean Apple devices very well.