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Elon Musk: Apple cloth is a waste of money, buy $50 Tesla whistle instead

Cyberwhistle
Cyberwhistle (Image credit: Tesla)

What you need to know

  • Tesla has announced a new 'Cyberwhistle'.
  • It's a stainless steel whistle that costs $50.
  • Musk mocked Apple customers on Twitter, saying they should ignore the Apple Cloth and buy this instead.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has mocked Apple's $19 cleaning cloth and told his Twitter followers to buy Tesla's $50 Cyberwhistle instead.

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Musk followed up and said, "Don't waste your money on that silly Apple Cloth, buy our whistle instead!"

This isn't the first time Elon Musk has trolled Apple over its cleaning cloth. From October:

Tesla CEO and Founder Elon Musk has mercilessly trolled Tim Cook on Twiter over Apple's new $19 cleaning cloth.Cook posted on Friday in celebration of Apple's new store in Istanbul stating:Introducing Apple Bağdat Caddesi, our beautiful new store in Istanbul. We're glad to be a part of this vibrant community and we can't wait to welcome customers to this spectacular new space.Musk replied to the tweet stating "Come see the Apple Cloth TM" much to the joy of the internet.

Apple announced its new cloth alongside the new MacBook Pro (2021) and AirPods 3, costing $19 and listed as compatible with any Apple product that has a screen.

The Cloth is very hard to get your hands on, with shipping pushed back into January. The Cyberwhistle is totally sold out on the other hand, except on eBay at 7 or 8 times its $50 price tag. Apple's cloth is made with "soft, non-abrasive material" and even got the teardown treatment from iFixit as people bought into the joke.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.

1 Comment
  • Feels weird saying nice things about a $20 cleaning cloth, but. Consider this is the cloth provided with $6000 Pro Display XDR monitors with the nano-texture screens. If that is what Apple suggest for cleaning your $6K screen, there is probably some incentive to do just that. If you've been doing that for a year, you might be interested in a new one. Now you can get one. Not before January, but you get my drift.