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Apple’s most in-demand product is now a $19 cleaning cloth

Apple’s most in-demand product is now a $19 cleaning cloth

There are many things about an Apple product which tech fans may consider to be the company’s most-wanted products - from the flash new MacBook Pros to the latest iPhone.

What gadget lovers probably wouldn’t consider Apple’s most sought-after product, though, is a $19 cleaning cloth.

According to The New York Times, the technology giant’s most back-ordered product is nothing more than a 6.3in square of fabric to clean off muck from phones, laptops and tablets.

“Made with soft, non-abrasive material, the Polishing Cloth cleans any Apple display, including nano-texture glass, safely and effectively,” reads the product description on the company’s website.

And don’t worry, the cloth – which was launched last month - is “compatible” with a large number of iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, Apple Watches and iPods.

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Though if you wanted to flush £19 down an apple-shaped toilet, you’d have to wait a while. The UK online store reports a 10 to 12-week wait for the cloth, while the US store currently displays a message saying it’s out of stock.

“Looking for something? We thought so. However, the product you’re looking for is no longer available on,” it reads.

Apparently, an Apple official told The New York Times that the company “was not surprised” by the success of the fabric, with the cloth being “very effective” and “designed to be special”.

We’re wearing glasses and we still can’t see what’s “special” about it – and no, we don’t need to polish them.

And while the cloth may prevent scratches when cleaning, it looks like the price hasn’t stopped people from scratching their heads instead, with Tesla founder Elon Musk recently trolling Apple CEO Tim Cook over the product:

Others have also enjoyed an opportunity to rip into the cloth – though not literally, of course.

Yet one user has shared some pretty impressive results:

Though with lengthy delays in the UK and the product out of stock in the US, it’s too late to buy this product as a stocking filler.

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