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iKlear: Apple’s cleaning solution for iPhones, iPads, iMacs

By Jesse Kornbluth
Published: Jan 12, 2016
Category: Gifts and Gadgets

When I worked at AOL, the insider wisdom was: Don’t be an early adopter. We love them, but early adopters are guinea pigs. Stay one version behind. Not that 2.0 is flawed, but because… you never know. 1.5 works just fine. For now. Wait.

All these years later, I still wait. The small person, now 13, has an iPhone 6. I have a 5. And will continue to use it until Apple starts to disable functions on it — in a word: degrading the phone, forcing me to upgrade.

What does Apple use to clean its screens?

For decades, I’ve used what I thought was a perfectly good lens cleaner on my phone and computer screens, so I never asked the question. Then I visited a friend, who had a bottle of iKlear on her table. It was, she said, recommended by her brother, a tech nerd.

And not just by her brother. iKlear is the cleaning product used — the only cleaning product used — at the Genius Bar and in the Apple repair shop for iPhones, iPads and iMacs. For the simple reason Apple chooses anything: This ammonia-and-alcohol-free cleaner is the best. But NOT for eyeglasses! Repeat: NOT for eyeglasses!

What to buy? Start with the Cleaning Kit: It comes with the spray fluid, cleaning cloths, travel-sized cleaning cloths and a dozen Travel Singles. [To buy the Cleaning Kit from Amazon, click here.]

The cleaning fluid won’t last forever. iKlear sells an 8-ounce bottle. [To buy the 8-ounce spray from Amazon, click here.]

If you’re traveling and constantly using your phone, the Travel wipes are a good idea. [To buy the travel wipes from Amazon, click here.]

As a child, I was told, “Cleanliness is next to godliness.” And, I learned, next to impossible. No longer. iKlear solves a problem. One down, a zillion to go.