Apple has released a series of instructions for conserving the Apple Card, released on Wednesday (21) in the United States. The credit card integrated into the iPhone (iOS) is made of titanium and, according to the company, requires special care not to be marked or suffer "permanent discoloration". The guidelines, ranging from not putting the product in jeans or leather wallets to avoiding Apple Card contact with other credit cards, have become a joke among Twitter users.
The company has devoted an entire support page to explain to users how to clean and store the card. "The laser engraved titanium Apple Card with the cardholder name and the Apple logo. A white finish obtained through a multilayer coating process that is added to the titanium base material. If your titanium card contact with hard surfaces or materials, which could damage the coating, "warns Apple.
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According to the apple company, customers should wipe the card gently with a soft, slightly damp, lint-free microfiber cloth. "Do not use window or home cleaners, compressed air, sprays of aerosol, solvents, ammonia or abrasives to clean your Titanium Apple Card, "guides the article.
What caught the eye in the text, however, was the recommendation to avoid credit card contact with fabrics such as jeans and leather, because these materials can permanently discolor it. Apple also advises not to store the Apple Card on the same wallet as another card, as this could scratch the finish or place it near potentially abrasive objects such as keys and coins.
Recommendations become a joke on the Internet
On Twitter, users have mocked the excessive care Apple recommends to consumers of the product. "Don't put the Apple card in your wallet. Hang it on a floating glass frame in a location with low lighting, controlled humidity and an average annual temperature of 21 degrees. Do not shoot with flash, please," said the user. @maccormier, alluding to techniques for conserving rare works in museums.
"Don't put the Apple Card in your wallet. Hang in a floating glass frame in a dimly lit, year round 70 degree, humidity controlled location. No flash photography please." https://t.co/HQXceki4Qf
– August 21, 2019
The sensitivity of the card to common tissues was also a joke. "Apple launch 'Apple Card Clothes' in 2020. $ 789," joked @KeepUpWAngel. There were also those who suggested selling socks to protect the product.
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