Apple has warned that the titanium Apple Card may become stained if stored in leather wallets or jeans pockets
22.08.2019 0 Comments
Apple has warned users that its titanium Apple Card requires special care. Thus, storage in a leather purse or jeans pocket can lead to a “discoloration of the surface that cannot be washed off.”
A guide to using a titanium card is available on Apple's website and doesn’t contain anything unusual in most of the items. For example, the company does not recommend storing cards with keys and coins (so as not to scratch) and magnetic elements (so as not to demagnetize). A separate compartment in the wallet should be provided for it, so that the card does not come into contact with other credit cards, which can also scratch the surface. If spots appear on the map, it is recommended to gently wipe it with microfiber moistened with isopropyl alcohol.
Two phrases are of most interest in the guide: “If your titanium Apple Card comes into contact with hard surfaces or materials, damage to the coating may occur” and “Some fabrics, such as leather and denim, may cause a permanent color change that cannot be washed off.”
A titanium card is perceived as a more durable and high-quality alternative to standard plastic cards, so such refinements look rather strange. However, the very first paragraph of the guide reveals the essence of the problem – the titanium card, the Apple logo and the owner’s name are laser-engraved there, however, the white surface was obtained using a multilayer coating over the titanium base. That's it that can be scratched or stained with leather or jeans.
The problem is not so serious as the notorious “antennae”, since even a scratched or “spotted” bank card performs its functions. On the other hand, from a premium product you subconsciously expect higher user characteristics.
Source: Engadget, Apple