Apple's Pro Display XDR With Nano-Texture Can Only Be Cleaned With Special Apple-Provided Cloth

Apple's new Pro Display XDR comes with an optional nano-texture glass, which is etched at the nanometer level to cut down on reflectivity and glare for a matte look.

The nano-texture glass costs an extra $1,000, and as it turns out, it also impacts how the Pro Display XDR can be cleaned.


According to an Apple support document, the Pro Display XDR with nano-texture glass must be cleaned only with the dry polishing cloth that Apple provides. No water or liquids should be used to clean the glass.

Apple warns that Pro Display XDR owners should never use any other cloths to clean the glass, and if the included dry polishing cloth is lost, Apple Support should be contacted so another cloth can be ordered. There's no word yet on what Apple is charging for replacement cleaning cloths.

Apple also has specific instructions for washing the polishing cloth, which includes using dish soap and water, rinsing thoroughly, and then letting it air dry for at least 24 hours.

The standard Pro Display XDR glass can be cleaned with a standard microfiber cloth and a small amount of water, while the casing can be cleaned using a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth.

Since its announcement, the Pro Display XDR has been the butt of multiple jokes as Apple is charging $4,999 for the display, and an extra $999 for its stand. The need for a specific Apple-designed cleaning cloth isn't likely to help the situation.

Apple's Pro Display XDR, which is meant to be used alongside the Mac Pro, is available starting today. Pro Display XDR orders with standard glass will start arriving to customers on December 20, but the Pro Display XDR with nano-texture glass won't be available until January 21 at the earliest.

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6 weeks ago
How could this get any more comical
Rating: 90 Votes
6 weeks ago
Pro display requires pro cleaning.
Rating: 56 Votes
6 weeks ago
The replacement cost for the cloth is approximately $499.00. :)
Rating: 42 Votes
6 weeks ago
I wonder if Jony wipes away the tear from his eye with this specially designed cloth as they undo his 'breakthrough' design work on the Magic Keyboard
Rating: 33 Votes
6 weeks ago
You're cleaning it wrong!!!









Sorry, I just had to do that.




I apologize once again.




Sorry.
Rating: 32 Votes
6 weeks ago
iCloth
Rating: 24 Votes
6 weeks ago


The need for a specific Apple-designed cleaning cloth isn't likely to help the situation.


What situation? Consumers might purchase these, but they are 100% not marketed for consumers. We should start complaining about the price of 757s. Some consumers buy those, but can you believe the $100M price tag? Outrageous!

When I make an expensive purchase, I want to make sure I know how to take care of it.
Rating: 23 Votes
6 weeks ago


Hyper specific niche professional product requires very specific cleaning. I don't see why people are shocked by this..?
Even more basic, imagine this article coming out in 2004: "You can't clean your glassless LCD screen with windex!"

It also shows that they actually did something crazy with the glass. I'm excited to see one IRL


Because Apple's first screen for professional use since the Cinema Display shouldn't have been an ultra niche curiosity (or at least not JUST that). Shows how out of touch they are.
Rating: 23 Votes
6 weeks ago
The sky's the limit on the price of the polishing cloth.
Rating: 22 Votes
6 weeks ago
Hyper specific niche professional product requires very specific cleaning. I don't see why people are shocked by this..?
Even more basic, imagine this article coming out in 2004: "You can't clean your glassless LCD screen with windex!"

It also shows that they actually did something crazy with the glass. I'm excited to see one IRL
Rating: 21 Votes

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