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.
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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.
<p>The indigo blue in a brand new pair of jeans can permanently discolor other fabrics or materials in just one wearing, so this is nothing terribly earth-shaking. The leather driver's seat in my car has a permanent blue hue that came about after wearing a new pair jeans that bled into the leather. The same sorts of things can come about because of certain chemicals used in tanning of leather or creating colors of leather. Finishes mar and wear, and one finish may affect another finish, it's a fact of life, and certainly nothing worthy of a "gate". </p>
<blockquote><em><a href="#450987">In reply to FullyLoaded:</a></em></blockquote><p>I have had the magnetic stripe, logos, and print on my credit cards rub off onto my wallet ever since I have been carrying credit cards, this is nothing to me. I really don't care about it. </p>
<p>But wait …. there's One More Thing …. Introducing the Apple Wallet XS Pro with atomized deep neural AI to keep your Apple credit card clean.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
<blockquote><em><a href="#450999">In reply to RM:</a></em></blockquote><p>but but "just works"</p>
<p>bahuahauhauahuahauha ROTFL … apple knows the apple average user really good</p>
<blockquote><em><a href="#451010">In reply to yoshi:</a></em></blockquote><p>Exactly. If Apple had not put out this statement and someone noticed a scuff on their Apple Card, the hue and cry from Paul and every other tech pundit and tech YouTuber would have been MASSIVE. Untold numbers of videos would be made excoriating Apple for this travesty! Lou will probably make several videos about it today, making more millions from advertising revenue. LOL. Much ado about nothing. </p>