iPad Any freaks like me?

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  1. patseguin macrumors 65816

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    Just wondering if I am OCD crazy. I keep a microfiber cloth around near my Air and wipe it down several times at day. I hate seeing it sit there with finger prints all over it. I wish they would make a glass that didn't hold any fingerprints at all.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Wait till you have kids - that will solve that problem :p

    I have ghost armor and a case, which basically prohibits all fingerprints
     
  3. bidwalj macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. I rarely wipe mine down. Doesn't bother me, can't see them while using it.
     
  4. patseguin thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Lol, if I had kids I would keep it hidden. Does the ghost armorvaffectvthe quality of the display?
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Nope, and it keeps the fingerprints in check
     
  6. patseguin thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That is true, I don't see them either when using it.
     
  7. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    My other half is like that - which is good 'caus I am the opposite lol

    Mine gets the odd wipe on my tee-shirt.....

    Jeff keeps my phone, ipad and screens all nice and clean. He enjoys a job that I hate so its a good team :)
     
  8. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Lol, I just picked up screen cleaners the other day shaped in a little ball that Brookstone was selling two for $9.99. Pretty good and compact enough to carry around in one's pocket easily.

    What device nowadays isn't a fingerprint magnet so they will definitely come in handy. I keep losing microfiber clothes for one reason or another.

    BTW, no screen protector on any device I own.
     
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    I am the same way… I wipe it at least two times a day… :eek:
     
  11. rajpatel macrumors regular

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    You are the polar opposite of me. I can't be bothered to even clean my ipad when taking to pawn shop as I done at least four separate times in nine months. It's only when I get there I realize it is covered in fingerprint smudges.
     
  12. imejh macrumors member

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    I wipe down all my devices at night with a cloth when I'm done using them for the day, and also hit them with a few shots of compressed air to get all the dust/dirt off. I like to start every day with a clean device.
     
  13. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    mine is filthy and I've only owned it 3 weeks
     
  14. braddick macrumors 68040

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    I find that flipped over and rubbed back and forth on my jean's cleans up most of it.
     
  15. jbud72 macrumors member

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    Used to be like that until I realized that the obsessive wiping eventually caused the slightest swirl marks/scratches on the screen. I just wipe it once every few days now, unless it's some ungodly smudge.
     
  16. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    I wipe mine with a microfiber cloth also when done using it. I can see the prints on a white screen when using it. I admit to being picky about my devices.
     
  17. FrankB1191 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a freak. :D I wipe down my iPad as often as I wipe down my car, and that's a LOT. ;)
     
  18. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    I admit, I am a clean screen fanatic too. Each briefcase and iPad case (e.g., manpurse) has a cleaning kit! Mostly I am picky about keeping my hands clean to keep the screens clean.
     
  19. double329 macrumors 6502

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    I wiped the screen pretty often. I can't stand dirty screen! But not as bad as having cleaning cloth with me at all time.
     
  20. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I don't like finger prints at all. I keep my phone and iPad very clean. But i don't use a cloth i use the inside of my shirt.:apple:
     
  21. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    No, I sit with the lights off most of the time, so I don't notice fingerprints. Although I know they're there, along with huge marks made by my smart cover.
     
  22. PanAm-L1011 macrumors 6502

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    I'm the same way.
     
  23. Señor macrumors 6502

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    Oh, definitely. I clean my Apple products every day.
     
  24. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Yeah if you have smart cover or smart case on it makes the smudges even more than your fingers. :D But yeah I like having a clean screen.
     
  25. iChe macrumors newbie

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    Yes, me too. Several time an hour. And I use wipes also. :D
     

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