Apple has finally rolled out its first-ever credit card, but the company appears worried that users will damage the new product before they get to
Apple has posted a notice for users online listing the many ways the card might be damaged. Fabrics, hard surfaces, other cards, magnets, improper
The company suggests storing the card in a “a wallet, pocket, or bag made of soft materials,” but rules out fabrics like denim and leather
“Gently wipe with a soft, slightly damp, lint-free microfiber cloth,”
Apple also instructed customers how to insert the card into their (non-leather or denim) wallets, carefully, “without touching another credit
“If your card is placed close to a magnetic latch on a purse or bag, the magnetic strip can become demagnetized,”
Actual Apple website source
I'm someone who is relatively into technology, which means that I do my research into products like computer parts or phones. Because of this,
because of the fact that I look into technology and compare all the different products, I've hated Apple for most of my life, for many reasons. They
have absolutely crappy business practices, like soldering RAM onto the motherboard of certain products so that instead of just replacing the RAM
yourself, you have to either send the entire laptop in for an exorbitant "repair" fee, or buy an entirely new computer altogether. Most of all
though I hate Apple because especially when it comes to their smartphones, the phones are, without fail, inferior to existing phones in just about
every single way. What's more, Apple likes to introduce features and technology as the latest and greatest in the smartphone world, features that
only Apple phones supposedly have, which their customers lap up - except these latest and greatest iPhone exclusive features have usually already been
present in Android phones for years. And then they blatantly rip off their customers by adding massively inflated price tags on phones that I
wouldn't even use for free, especially when they have a habit of shattering from so much as being dropped.
I could go on and on and provide technical specification comparisons, but the point is, they produce low-quality products while massively overcharging
Well, now Apple has a new product out there - a credit card. It's not just any credit card though, it's made of titanium. It's probably super
tough, right? Nope. Apple had to make a website to instruct customers on how to properly and delicately care for their new titanium credit card. For
example, if your credit card comes into contact with the wrong type of material, like denim or leather - well, you have to make sure then that when
you carefully wipe it off, you use a "soft, slightly damp, lint-free microfiber cloth" moistened with isopropyl alcohol. Oh, wait, I made a mistake
there - denim and leather might cause permanent
discoloration that won't
wipe off. As for storing and carrying the card, that's a
whole other nightmare. Now, obviously, leather wallets are out of the question. Who would even use such a thing? You have to store the credit card in
a wallet made of soft materials
, and make sure it doesn't touch any other credit cards. And if your purse has any kind of magnetic latch on
it, that's a no-go entirely, because the magnetic latch might demagnetize the card and render it useless.
People are already poking fun at it, wondering when Apple is going to release their fancy high-tech credit card case for only $399.
I've had regular old credit cards my entire life that are made of plastic or whatever it is and I've never heard of such nonsense, but this is par
for the course with Apple and the garbage they produce.