Apple’s Bizarre Product With Bizarre Pricing, Will People Buy It?

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Highlights:

  • Apple launches a polishing cloth with its logo debossed in one corner
  • The product was launched along with its MacBook Pro
  • Apple Inc has pushed the pricing boundaries yet again with the polishing cloth

The California-based tech giant, Apple Inc.’s biggest debut on Monday was undoubtedly the MacBook Pro overhaul, however, the tech giant also unveiled a polishing cloth with its logo debossed in one corner.

Do you wish to know the price tag of the “polishing cloth”? It will set you back $19.

The accessory has been listed as to be compatible with iPhones as far back as the iPhone 6 and Macs dating back to 2012, is made of nonabrasive material and is already in short supply, requiring 3 to 4 weeks to ship.

To put things into perspective, premium microfiber cloths on Amazon.com go for $ 1.50 each,  this puts Apple’s new Polishing Cloth in the running for its highest-margin physical product.

On Monday, Apple launched 2 brand new MacBook Pro models powered by the new in-house Apple Silicon chips as well as a new generation of its AirPods wireless earbuds and a $5-per-month music subscription service.

Apple’s 3rd generation Airpods comes with not only a new design but also a free-of-cost 6 months Apple Music subscription.

Talking about the all new MacBook Pro laptops, they come with 14-inch and 16-inch displays and are powered by the new M1 chips. The models have dropped the “Touch Bar” which Apple fans had groused about and restored several connectors– including the company’s “MagSafe” power connector– that had disappeared in recent years, angering some of the company’s users.

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The new 14-inch model will start at $ 1,999, while the 16-inch model will start at $ 2,499.

Both laptops will start shipping next week, Apple said.

The two new high-powered laptops from Apple are powered by the chips called M1 Pro and M1 Max. The 2 new chips are meant to have better performance than the last generation M1 chips, which were also developed and made by Apple in-house, while, they also managed to make sure the new powerful chips use less power than rival chips from firms like Intel Corp and Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

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