Ever since Apple's Unleashed event, there has been one product
that has taken the Apple community by storm, and it's not the
MacBook Pro, M1 Max, or orange HomePod. It's Apple's new Polishing Cloth, which sells
for US$19 / AU$29.
While conducting its teardown for the new MacBook Pro, the
team at iFixit found time to thoroughly examine the thinnest Apple
device yet and found that it's no less over-engineered than an
iPhone. iFixit says the cloth's material feels identical to the
inner lining of an iPad Smart Cover, with a thin layer of
microfiber and a distinct synthetic leather feel to them with a
hint of fuzziness, similar to Alcantara, which Microsoft uses on
its Surface keyboards.
During the teardown, iFixit discovered that the Polishing cloth
is actually two layers glued together. It also put the Polishing
Cloth under a microscope and discovered that it's made of minuscule
fibers intricately woven together, but earned a 0 out of 10
repairability score for not going back together after we cut it
into pieces with scissors. They even made a top-tier American
Psycho reference, captioning a photo with Look at that off-white
coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh, my God. It even has a
If you've ordered one, you can read iFixit's full report while you wait a long time
for it to arrive.