Seemingly everyone’s been abuzz lately about Apple’s infamous Polishing Cloth. In an in-depth story from the New York Times about the accessory, an anonymous Apple official said Apple is “not surprised” by the enormous demand.
The Polishing Cloth is currently unavailable at its retail stores. It is, however, available to purchase on the Apple Store Online for $19, but beware: you’re looking at a dreary delivery estimate of 10-12 weeks. That means you won’t be able to use it to clean your Apple gadgets until early 2022. Aww!
The Apple official told the New York Times that the company was “not surprised” by people’s interest in the product, citing that it was “highly effective” and had “a custom light gray color.” Despite the slew of powerful new products that were announced at Apple’s recent event—including new AirPods, two new chips, and a new MacBook with a notch—it’s the Polishing Cloth that caught everyone’s attention, including ours.
We were able to get our hands on the elusive Polishing Cloth and give it a proper review. But, if you don’t want to wait until 2022 to get the cloth, or if you (understandably) don’t want to spend $20 on a cleaning cloth, we found a few quality alternatives.