iPad iPad 4g les prone to fingerprints?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by karlth, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2010
    Just upgraded from iPad 1g and I'm pretty impressed with the performance of the new device. Anyhow there is one thing I noticed: It seems like the 4g's screen is less prone to fingerprints. Does anyone know if that is just a figment of my imagination or real?
  2. macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2007
    Gold Coast, Australia
    It's probably because your fourth gen has got a nice fresh oleophobic coating on it still.
  3. macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    As i recall the oleophobic coating started with the iPad 2. I don't think ipad 1 had it. Even if it did, i'm sure a fresh coating works better, as mentioned previously.

    Of course, I've never found the oleophobic coating to do squat. Oil may be a little easier to wipe off, but it still gets on the screen. Drives me nuts, I hate smudges and fingerprints.

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