Last month, Apple rolled out its much-awaited Apple Card to customers in the United States. According to Apple, its Mastercard-backed credit card should not be kept in a leather wallet or in direct contact with denim, as such fabrics as it “might cause permanent discolouration that will not wash off.”
The Apple Card’s bright white finish is “achieved through a multi-layer coating process that’s added to the titanium base material,” meaning contact with materials such as leather can scratch the surface.
So of course to solve this problem, accessory maker Kerf has produced special wooden cases for Apple Card, starting at $39 USD for a simple maple box, all the way up to $139 USD for a case made of Walnut with custom engraving (via The Verge):
Our team spent a week looking at the smallest details. The case had to work with a metal card, be easy to use, contain no metal, magnets, leather, denim, or other card-scratching elements, and look amazing.
The solid wood base and laminated wood top come together seamlessly. It’s a detail that took many days of tough engineering to accomplish. You can customize the case with engraving to fit your style. Natural materials are a perfect compliment to the advanced coated and laser etched titanium.
All cases are made to order and will supposedly prevent the Apple Card from any scratching or discolouration. The cases ship within 1-3 weeks of your order date. Buying a special wooden carrying case for your Apple Card is just too much. Would you ever do this?