And Now, Apple Tells You How to Clean a Credit Card

Posted on August 22, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Apple with 33 Comments

Apple’s new credit card, the Apple Card, comes in titanium. The credit card itself features a premium look which Apple achieved with a white finish implemented with a multi-layer coating process on the titanium base of the card. And because of that, plus the fact that it’s an Apple product, there are obviously some special requirements for taking care of this product.

Apple literally published a cleaning guide for its new credit card recently, as first spotted by AppleInsider. And that’s all good, but some of the points mentioned in the cleaning guide are more than ridiculous.

First up, Apple says some fabrics — like leather and denim — may result in permanent discoloration of the Apple Card that you won’t be able to wash off. Yes, that means you basically can’t put the Apple Card in your wallet if you have a leather wallet like most people, and you also need to make sure it doesn’t get in contact with your jeans. I am not kidding.

And to clean the Apple Card itself, the company suggests you to gently wipe it with a soft, slightly damp, and lint-free microfiber cloth. It strongly asks you not to use any window or household cleaners, compressed air, aerosol sprays, solvents, ammonia, or abrasives to clean the Apple Card. Apple also suggests making sure the Apple Card doesn’t touch another credit card, magnets, or similar abrasive objects. That’s pretty understandable considering this is a titanium card, but the fact that you can’t put even it in a leather wallet or your jeans is just a joke in itself. It’s not the end of the world, though, you can simply order a replacement card from Apple if your current one gets damaged.

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