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

Discussion in 'iPad' started by maceleven, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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 ! :eek:

    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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    Intell

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    As with all coatings on glass, yes.
     
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    Tom G.

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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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    Intell

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    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.
     
  5. macrumors 601

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    That word doesn't mean what you think it means.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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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 . :eek:

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    I know , well at least I thought I did lol, I heard somebody use it recently ,and was hoping nobody would catch that lol :D thanks !

    I had to try and use it .
     
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    Intell

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    Rubbing alcohol won't hurt it. Physically rubbing at the screen is what will cause it to wear away.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    the coating is useless anyway, imo.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    I dont think mine ever had any...
     
  10. macrumors member

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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.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats exactly what it does !:)
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    Not exactly true. Per Apple's website:

    Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
     
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    JRoDDz

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    It does wear off over time.
     

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