Huge news — some Apple Polishing Cloths are shipping early!

Apple Polishing Cloth
Apple Polishing Cloth (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Some people are seeing their Apple Polishing Cloth orders ship early.
  • Some orders are shipping weeks sooner than expected.

In what can only be described as a Thanksgiving miracle, some people are reporting that their $19 Apple Polishing Cloth orders are shipping weeks ahead of schedule.

According to reports by both AppleInsider and iPhone in Canada, people have been reaching out to say that their orders are already shipping — with some doing so up to a month sooner than had previously been indicated.

After placing our Polishing Cloth shortly after one day after Apple's special event, we received a shipment notice on Tuesday morning. Our original estimated delivery timeline noted 4-5 weeks, so the arrival of this highly-touted cloth Thursday is going to make for a pre-Christmas gift of the ages.

Anyone ordering one of the infamous Polishing Cloths today is set to receive it towards the end of January at the very best, although given today's news it's possible some will be lucky and get the very best iPhone cleaning device ahead of schedule — although I wouldn't want to put too much money on a pre-Christmas delivery at this point.

Apple says its new cloth can be used on anything it sells, including displays with nano-texture glass.

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

Who ever thought we'd see the day when we'd be noting that a cloth is being shipped sooner than the insane 5-week delivery schedule? Welcome to 2021, folks! We can only imagine what will be making headlines in 2022 — it almost doesn't bear thinking about!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.