Apple has one new product that’s already so back-ordered it gained’t arrive in time for Christmas. It’s a polishing cloth. Priced at $19.

Unveiled in October after Apple confirmed off its new line of devices, the delicate, gentle grey sq. is fabricated from “nonabrasive materials” and embossed with Apple’s emblem. Throughout checks, the rag labored like different microfiber cloths that record for lower than half that value. So…why $19?

Because it occurs, Apple’s pricing technique hardly ever permits equipment to fall under that threshold. The 6.3-inch swatch of cloth sits beside 17 different Apple-branded objects on the corporate’s web site—a mélange of charging cables, dongles and adapters—every priced at $19. Some, such because the wired earbuds and charging adapter, had been as soon as included with new iPhones.

These $19 Apple objects—along with the Apple Watch, AirPods and different small devices—are a part of the corporate’s rising Wearables, Residence and Equipment class, which had greater than $8 billion in income within the quarter that led to October.

Nearly each Apple value ends within the quantity “9.”  Would it not matter if all of us carried round $30 payments?  There may be additional dialogue in this Galvin Brown WSJ piece.

Through the wonderful Samir Varma.

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