Please, for the love of God, shut up about the Apple Card getting ruined by leather and denim
Following gadget blogs is a great way to keep tabs on the latest and greatest things happening in the consumer tech industry. It’s also a great way to lose your mind on slow news days, like the one we apparently had yesterday. Do a quick Google search and you’ll find dozens upon dozens of blog posts bitching and moaning about Apple’s recent warning that leather and denim might stain the finish on its new credit card, which is now available to the general public in the US. Apple made a huge deal about the fancy design of its new Apple Card, and about the titanium it uses instead of plastic. Apple’s messaging is always very focused on design and quality, so bloggers are completely flipping out over the fact that the Apple Card apparently stains so easily that Apple had to issue a warning of sorts, along with care instructions that explain how to clean it.
Here are some examples: One of my favorite sites, Gizmodo, titled their post “Apple: Our Precious Credit Card Must Be Handled Like a Delicate Flower From Heaven.” Cute. One of my least favorite sites, New York Post, went with “Apple Card’s bizarre cleaning alert: Beware denim and leather” and included the subheading “It’s a delicate snowflake.” Get it? Snowflake. Because Apple is a liberal company. Hahaha trash.