Apple’s $19 Polishing Cloth is backordered into 2022 due to immense popularity

Apple Polishing Cloth in the middle burning money on the left Tim Cook laughing on the right

Apple held its Unleashed event a few days ago where it took to the stage to announce a bunch of stuff including new colors for the HomePod mini, third-generation AirPods, and a Macbook Pro refresh with enhanced M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.

However, if you were thinking that that the aforementioned items are things that Apple fans would be most excited about, you’d be mistaken. It appears that the tech giant’s $19 “Polishing Cloth” stole the show as the item is backordered well into 2022 and is expected to ship after 10-12 weeks if you place an order right now.

And if you’re wondering “what is this supposedly magical piece of fiber that the company is selling for $19 a pop?”, wonder no more. As stated on the product’s dedicated listing:

Made with soft, nonabrasive material, the Polishing Cloth cleans any Apple display, including nano-texture glass, safely and effectively.

Apple then goes on to list all of its devices that the Polishing Cloth is “compatible” with, truly mind-blowing stuff.

In a statement to the New York Times, an Apple official, who requested not to be identified, stated that the company is not at all surprised by the Polishing Cloth’s strong demand. A quote from the outlet’s piece reads:

An Apple official said in an interview, based on the condition that The New York Times not quote or identify her, that the company was not surprised by the demand for the Polishing Cloth. The official said the cloth was very effective and had been designed to be special, including a custom light gray color. Apple said the cloth was made of a nonwoven microfiber but declined to elaborate.

Of course, if you’re looking to burn some money own a revolutionary Apple product, you can head over to the Polishing Cloth’s $19 listing here.