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Titanium Apple Credit Card reportedly very sensitive | Say goodbye to Jeans and Leather wallets

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Posted · Original PosterOP

This is a week old news story but nobody ended up posting this on the forum.

 

Several sources have reported that the Physical Titanium Apple Credit Card is incredibly sensitive and easy to damage.

 

Leather wallets and blue jeans are apparently off limits if you don't want to damage your precious Apple Card ?

 

Mashables India reports

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Apple just backed its product up with a user guide, so what's the big deal about it? Well, it's the nature of these instructions that will have you in splits.

To keep your card clean, Apple suggests you should gently wipe it down with soft, and slightly damp (not just damp), lint-free microfibre cloth. You could also moisten the fabric with isopropyl alcohol. Definitely, do not use home versions of cleaners and never ever let it come in contact with leather or denim. Apple further broke down the instruction to the most basic 'how-tos' of avoiding getting the card dirty or worse, with scratches *gasp*. Here's a detailed version of the very necessary storage guide:

 

CNET also reports

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Before you start complaining about your new titanium Apple Card losing some of its luster, Apple wants you to know up front that, yes, it's possible to clean it wrong. If for some reason you like to clean things with leather, don't.

Apple posted a support page on Wednesday that explains the proper way to clean and store your new credit card. The tech giant recommends using a microfiber cloth slightly dampened with isopropyl alcohol to clean off stains. Window and other household cleaners should be avoided, along with fabrics such as leather and denim, because they "might cause permanent discoloration that will not wash off."

 

Apple provides instructions on how to deal with your Apple Credit Card in the event that godforbid you wear blue jeans or use a Leather wallet. :D

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If your titanium Apple Card comes into contact with hard surfaces or materials, it's possible that the coating can be damaged.

 

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If your titanium Apple Card comes into contact with contaminants that can cause stains, follow these steps to clean your card:

  1. Gently wipe with a soft, slightly damp, lint-free microfiber cloth.
  2. Moisten a soft, microfiber cloth with isopropyl alcohol and gently wipe the card.

Don't use window or household cleaners, compressed air, aerosol sprays, solvents, ammonia, or abrasives to clean your titanium Apple Card.

Some fabrics, like leather and denim, might cause permanent discoloration that will not wash off.

 

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  • Store your titanium Apple Card in a wallet, pocket, or bag made of soft materials.
  • Place your card in a slot in your wallet or billfold without touching another credit card. If two credit cards are placed in the same slot your card could become scratched.
  • Don't place or store your titanium Apple Card card near magnets. If your card is placed close to a magnetic latch on a purse or bag, the magnetic strip can become demagnetized.
  • Don't place your titanium Apple Card in a pocket or bag that contains loose change, keys, or other potentially abrasive objects.

 

Frankly this is kind of ridiculous although CNET speculates that this is to avoid another iPhone 4 antenna gate style fiasco.

 

I wonder if anybody will actually order the physical card considering the requirements for cleaning it and storing it properly ?.

 

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I mean... all of my other cards look like crap too... what's one more?

 

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2 minutes ago, Den-Fi said:

I mean... all of my other cards look like crap too... what's one more?

^^^^ Does it actually mess with the card working, or just make it less shiny? Cause all my cards in my leather wallet are scuffed and faded and they still work fine... 


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3 minutes ago, Den-Fi said:

I mean... all of my other cards look like crap too... what's one more?

None of my cards are actually damaged at all.

 

There was one that was but I suspect it had a manufacturing flaw of some sort to be worn down so easily.


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Just now, Zando Bob said:

^^^^ Does it actually mess with the card working, or just make it less shiny? Cause all my cards in my leather wallet are scuffed and faded and they still work fine... 

Contactless cards directly stacked on top of each other can make contactless not work on the cards. This applies to all debit and credit cards with contactless.

 

Also, Apple basically says magnets will turn the Apple Card into a brick.

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Don't place or store your titanium Apple Card card near magnets. If your card is placed close to a magnetic latch on a purse or bag, the magnetic strip can become demagnetized.

 


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I carry my cards in a hair tie (my extra in case my beautiful flowing hair in its current man pony breaks its current tie) in my jeans pocket - guess its not for me.  Its also really close to a potentially "hard" object so, I got that not going for me as well.


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6 minutes ago, AluminiumTech said:

None of my cards are actually damaged at all.

 

There was one that was but I suspect it had a manufacturing flaw of some sort to be worn down so easily.

Just doesn't seem like a big deal. My metal AMEX has a big ole brown mark on it from leather. It's just the kind of stuff that happens to cards over the course of their lifetime. Didn't know Apple was supposed to change the world with the card they give you at no cost (outside of the obvious).

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>strongest metal on earth

>scratches and thus breaks easily

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I guess if you view it as a status symbol instead of a tool then you'll probably want to carry it in a silk bag.


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15 minutes ago, AluminiumTech said:

Also, Apple basically says magnets will turn the Apple Card into a brick.

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Don't place or store your titanium Apple Card card near magnets. If your card is placed close to a magnetic latch on a purse or bag, the magnetic strip can become demagnetized.

that applies to every single magstripe out there ._.

 

EDIT: dammit EMV consortium when are you guys redesigning the cards and terminal standards to ditch the magstripe ._.

 

EDITx2: the EMV part of the card would still work, but it's systems that insist on using the magstripe in any function that would have problems with a magnet-wiped or peeled-off stripe

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13 minutes ago, Den-Fi said:

I mean... all of my other cards look like crap too... what's one more?

Curious how you manage that, I've never seen a damaged card.

 

10 minutes ago, AluminiumTech said:

Also, Apple basically says magnets will turn the Apple Card into a brick.

lol if so I better don't put it near my laptop, which has magnets to close the screen....


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Just now, TomvanWijnen said:

Curious how you manage that, I've never seen a damaged card.

Are you kidding me? Because you've never seen a credit card in bad shape that means everyone walks around with perfect credit cards? That is some out of touch with reality nonsense right there.

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7 minutes ago, Velcade said:

I guess if you view it as a status symbol instead of a tool then you'll probably want to carry it in a silk bag.

Otterbox for my credit card when? 


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Personally I don't see why they didn't just brush the titanium, would have liked much more classy and wouldn't have taken on colours...

 

But you know what doesn't change colour when exposed to leather? A GPU running full tilt folding! Why not get signed up to LTT folding month and put that hardware to a good cause! Prizes to be won!

 

 


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2 minutes ago, Den-Fi said:

Are you kidding me? Because you've never seen a credit card in bad shape that means everyone walks around with perfect credit cards? That is some out of touch with reality nonsense right there.

No? Why the hostile reply? I'm just saying (asking in a non-question) that I've never seen damaged cards, and am curious how you got them to be that way. Nowhere did I say that everyone has a perfect credit card.


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Just now, TomvanWijnen said:

No? Why the hostile reply? I'm just saying (asking in a non-question) that I've never seen damaged cards, and am curious how you got them to be that way. Nowhere did I say that everyone has a perfect credit card.

Not hostile, just amused.

They got that way from use.

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1 minute ago, GOTSpectrum said:

But you know what doesn't change colour when exposed to leather? A GPU running full tilt folding! Why not get signed up to LTT folding month and put that hardware to a good cause! Prizes to be won!

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1 minute ago, VegetableStu said:

i'm surprised dbrand, of all companies...


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TBH I should set my 5820K/RVII combo to fold while I'm at work, will be a good way to see absolute max temps on my loop under heavy load for an extended period of time too.... 

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Don't forget to get signed up!!!

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