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Old Sep 11, 2012, 10:52 PM   #1
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Question Does the "Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating" eventually ware off

Does the "Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating" eventually ware off ?

I'm currently using the otterbox for my iPad ,I prefer to use it the organic way with nothing protecting the screen , it takes away from my preferable viewing.

I hate seeing dirty iPads or Laptops that are full of spit food and who knows what else !

Or you see people in public like the apple store genius bar with dirty stuff that's disgusting.


I try and keep my stuff clean .
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Old Sep 11, 2012, 10:55 PM   #2
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As with all coatings on glass, yes.
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Old Sep 11, 2012, 10:58 PM   #3
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If it wears off it will be after a long time. My iPhone 3g is still around and it is still fine.

I wouldn't be too concerned about it.
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If it wears off it will be after a long time. My iPhone 3g is still around and it is still fine.
The iPhone 3G doesn't have an oleophobic coating. The iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPads do. The iPod Touch does not, likely to reduce costs even if it only costs five cents per device.
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I prefer to use it the organic way with nothing protecting the screen
That word doesn't mean what you think it means.
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Old Sep 11, 2012, 11:09 PM   #6
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I think I wore mine out on my 4s

I think I wore mine out on my 4s by using rubbing alcohol on the glass . It started to get that dull look .

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That word doesn't mean what you think it means.
I know , well at least I thought I did lol, I heard somebody use it recently ,and was hoping nobody would catch that lol thanks !

I had to try and use it .
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I think I wore mine out on my 4s by using rubbing alcohol on the glass . It started to get that dull look .
Rubbing alcohol won't hurt it. Physically rubbing at the screen is what will cause it to wear away.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 01:09 AM   #8
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the coating is useless anyway, imo.
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I dont think mine ever had any...
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I get the feeling that some people are confused as to the nature of the coating itself. It is not going to stop you from seeing fingerprints on the screen. What it does is make it easier to wipe those fingerprints off.
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I get the feeling that some people are confused as to the nature of the coating itself. It is not going to stop you from seeing fingerprints on the screen. What it does is make it easier to wipe those fingerprints off.
Thats exactly what it does !
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I get the feeling that some people are confused as to the nature of the coating itself. It is not going to stop you from seeing fingerprints on the screen. What it does is make it easier to wipe those fingerprints off.
Not exactly true. Per Apple's website:

Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
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It does wear off over time.
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