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posted by Fnord666 on Tuesday August 27 2019, @04:11AM   Printer-friendly
from the you're-$var-it-wrong dept.

"Some fabrics, like leather and denim, might cause permanent discoloration that will not wash off," Apple warns card owners.

[...] The BBC rounded up a number of Tweets from early adopters confirming that the physical card might look nice when you get it, but probably not for long after. "I can say from two months of having the card in my leather wallet, it no longer looks pretty," one owner wrote.

The damage is cosmetic only; the card will still work at a point of sale if you dare to keep it in your wallet. If you would like to keep it looking new, however, Apple recommends wiping it gently with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol using a soft microfiber cloth.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/08/maybe-dont-keep-your-apple-card-in-a-leather-wallet-apple-warns/


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  • (Score: 2) by bradley13 on Tuesday August 27 2019, @09:46AM (2 children)

    by bradley13 (3053) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday August 27 2019, @09:46AM (#886009) Homepage Journal

    This whole story is somewhere between amazing and hilarious. Apple is all about appearances, with a massively effective marketing department. They come up with this super-minimalist sexy-looking card and...don't test it?

    Probably half the wallets in the world are leather. Above a certain income level, almost all guys carry leather wallets, for the same reason that they wear leather dress shoes and leather belts. Telling them not to put a credit card in their wallet, WTF?

    Surely Apple would have been better advised to just replace the cards?

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  • (Score: 2) by All Your Lawn Are Belong To Us on Tuesday August 27 2019, @01:30PM

    by All Your Lawn Are Belong To Us (6553) on Tuesday August 27 2019, @01:30PM (#886061) Journal

    Maybe they are / materials engineering working triple-overtime to come up with some coating or different alloy. (Hey, it's a credit card of a different material and preparation! Why bother testing it?) And when they get a replacement they'll try and substitute them as quietly as possible.

    But you know class-action suit is coming in 5... 4... 3...

    Although I'd lean towards fine, what really makes me wonder is that if they didn't test it for staining, did they do anything to test it biologically for harm in skin contact? Welcome to the last card you'll ever own! Although Titanium is biogenically compatible, so maybe that's not an issue.

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  • (Score: 2) by iWantToKeepAnon on Tuesday August 27 2019, @01:31PM

    by iWantToKeepAnon (686) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday August 27 2019, @01:31PM (#886063) Homepage Journal

    Above a certain income level, almost all guys carry leather wallets, for the same reason that they wear leather dress shoes and leather belts. Telling them not to put a credit card in their wallet, WTF?

    Yeah well, said leather loafer lads will gladly buy a new apple(tm) card non-coloring non-scrathing wallet. : /

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