Apple's new $5000 monitor can ONLY be cleaned with Apple's own cloth

Apple's new Pro Display XDR requires a very special microfiber cleaning cloth.

Published Wed, Dec 11 2019 7:47 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:46 AM CST

If you've just dumped over $50,000 into Apple's new Mac Pro then you will want to grab these $400 wheels for it, and then you'll want to purchase the new Pro Display XDR that costs $5000 on its own -- oh, and the $1000 stand, too.

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But did you know that Apple says that you can only use their included cloth to clean the Pro Display XDR, since it has high-end nano-texture glass that must be cleaned by Apple's magical cloth. Apple warns users that they should not be using anything else to clean their Pro Display XDR monitor, but what happens if you lose the included cloth?

Well, that's a mystery... as you can't buy replacement cloths right now so if you lose it you need to call Apple to get a replacement cleaning cloth sent to you. Apple hasn't said how much this cloth will cost, but if the full-specced Mac Pro costs $50,000+ and the wheels are $400 and display is $5000, then the cloth has to be something like $100, right?

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There are strict rules on how to clean the cloth itself, with Apple saying you need to use dish soap and water, and then you'll need to rinse and dry it for 24 hours. Thanks, Apple.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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