Thanksgiving surprise: Apple’s over-priced cleaning cloth is shipping early

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Buyers of Apple’s $ 19 polishing cloth will soon be able to get hold of the cleaning tool faster than they thought, as the fabric accessory has started shipping early.

The cleaning cloth was added to the online Apple Store on October 18 and quickly became a hot item, with shipping estimates quickly extending into December and then January a few days after launch. It now appears that for some lucky customers, they can get their orders much faster than Apple originally expected.

Reader Paul M. got in touch with AppleInsider to say that their cleaning cloth is shipped early. “Mine has just been sent – was estimated December 9” reads the email.

The early shipment is not an anomaly, as iPhone in Canada reports that its own order has been shipped, having previously indicated that it would arrive within four to five weeks.

Currently, the Apple website has shipping estimates for new clothing orders, which arrive between January 12 and January 25.

Previously only available from Apple service channels and support, before it became more accessible, the cleaning cloth is intended to clean the nano-texture glass on the Pro Display XDR as well as other Apple devices. It is made of a “soft, non-abrasive material”, has a white color scheme and an etched Apple logo. It is not required on any other device.

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