Apple Card users, a word of caution: don't want the card to get discoloration? Then, don't put it inside leather or denim, according to Apple.

In a just-published support document for the slick-looking hunk of titanium, Apple covers pertinent troubleshooting and other tips, including proper cleaning and storage methods to maintain the card's signature white coating.

Apple Card Cleaning And Care Tips

For example, if the Apple Card gets dirty, Apple recommends users to clean it by wiping it with a soft, damp microfiber cloth. If users want to remove stains, Apple recommends they use a soft microfiber cloth moistened with isopropyl alcohol.

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

The card is shipping to likely thousands of users as this is being written, but Apple only now has Apple made a note about the card's fragility. Don't keep it in a leather wallet or in direct contact with denim, the company cautions, as such fabrics "might cause permanent discoloration that will not wash off."

Apple Card Design And Material

The Apple Card is one of the most aesthetically striking cards in existence, marked by a minimalist design feature laser-etched letters and Apple logo, plus a bright white finish achieved, Apple says, "through a multi-layer coating process that's added to the titanium base material." Which is to say if any kind of metal comes into contact with it, the card could suffer some serious scratchers and other ugly marks.

Apple recommends users to store it in a container made of soft material, although definitely not leather. Also, users should make sure it doesn't come into close contact with any loose metal objects, including magnets, as doing so could demagnetize the card's strip.

Probably no other card requires such a level of care and upkeep than Apple's own variant, and requiring people to store it in something other than leather or denim sounds too much of an inconvenience. But as with any Apple product, the thing itself also acts as a status symbol, as The Verge notes, and though it's backed by Goldman Sachs, Apple says the card is "created by Apple, not a bank."

In essence, Apple wants the card to appear as a physical manifestation of its brand, complete with the luxury, status, and philosophy its brand is associated with.

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