Samsung is mocking Apple again, this time over its $19 cleaning cloth

What you need to know

  • Samsung is running an offer that gives people free cleaning cloths for their phones.
  • The new offer is, presumably, a dig at Apple and its $19 Polishing Cloth.

It might have a point.

Apple's new $19 Polishing Cloth is so popular that it'll take three months to get one if you order it today, but that isn't enough to impress the folks at Samsung. Instead, the company is showing how things should be done and is instead offering its own cloths absolutely free of charge.

In a move that seems to be part of the German Galaxy Club, Samsung customers can apply to get their very own cleaning cloth sent through the mail and they won't have to spend a penny. They'll need to be quick, though — there are only so many freebies to go around.

First spotted by Galaxy Club, the offer is presumably taking aim at Apple and its own Polishing Cloth. No surprises there — Samsung is never shy when poking fun at Apple, whether it has a point or not.

Via machine translation from Dutch:

With this promotion, Samsung is once again building on the rivalry with Major Competitor (capital letters via the marketing department) Apple. The latter caused a stir at a recent event with the launch of a polishing cloth for your iPhone. Price tag €25. Apple's cloth measures 16 by 16 centimeters, so purely on specifications, Samsung's free cloth wins the comparison. It's over 50% bigger – and €25 cheaper.

Whether these free cloths are anywhere as nice as Apple's is unclear at this point but, really, they're probably fine regardless. Most people clean their phones with their shirt or whatever happens to be nearby — anything has to be better than that!

It might be $19, but Apple's iPhone 13 is the best iPhone ever — maybe it deserves something nice and soft to cosy up to?

Apple things so:

Made with soft, nonabrasive material, the Polishing Cloth cleans any Apple display, including nano-texture glass, safely and effectively.

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