Yesterday, August 21, Apple’s new Goldman Sachs-enabled credit card was available to all iPhone users in the US. And after just a day, we will learn many interesting facts about the new product and how it can be very damaged.
The company does not recommend storing the Apple Card in a leather wallet or direct contact with denim since such materials “might cause permanent discoloration that will not wash off.”
Apple claims its credit card, one of the heaviest cards on the market, is “laser-etched with the card holder’s name and the Apple logo” and contains a bright white finish “achieved through a multi-layer coating process that’s added to the titanium base material.” In other words, if any kind of metal comes into contact with it, including the edges of another credit card, it could suffer some serious scratches or other damage to the finish.
Apple advises customers to store it in some container made of soft material (but not leather), and make sure that it does not come into contact with any loose metal objects (and, of course, with magnets, as this can demagnetize the strip).
The company also recommends cleaning the card with only a slightly damp microfiber cloth soaked in water or isopropyl alcohol.
“Don’t use window or household cleaners, compressed air, aerosol sprays, solvents, ammonia, or abrasives to clean your titanium Apple Card,” warns the support page.