You can now buy skins to protect your precious Apple Card (really)

Apple Card skins
(Image credit: DBrand)

Earlier this month Apple launched its much-anticipated Apple Card in the US. We fell in love with the Apple Card when we first saw its sleek design (opens in new tab), then we laughed at its fastidious care instructions (opens in new tab). As if that wasn't enough, you can now buy skins and wraps to keep the high-maintenance Apple Card looking pristine.

Initially the need for skins and wraps seemed bizarre to us. Although when you consider that this is Apple, and the card's design is on the same level as the best iPad accessories (opens in new tab), maybe it isn't so unusual.

But hold on, these skins and wraps aren't made by Apple. Instead, they're the creation of DBrand (opens in new tab), and you can buy them now from just $4.95. Claiming to be made from premium materials that can withstand frequent use, these skins and wraps also boast unlimited customisation.

Apple recommends that users clean their cards with isopropyl alcohol

Apple recommends that users clean their cards with isopropyl alcohol (Image credit: Apple)

If anything, we have to ask why Apple didn't predict the demand for Apple Card skins. Earlier this year Apple decided to release a $999 stand for its new Mac Pro (opens in new tab), so it clearly isn't adverse to charging a premium price for a useful product. The Apple Card Sleeve could've been a nice little earner.

And if that stand's price tag sounds too much for you, don't forget to check out our roundup of cheaper monitor stands (opens in new tab).

If these skins aren't what you're after and you want to clean your card the Apple way, check out the full care instructions (opens in new tab). Just make sure you have your lint-free microfibre cloth and some isopropyl alcohol at the ready, because the Apple Card is a precious thing.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.