Anyone else noticing a ton of fingerprints on the back of their iPhone 5?

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  1. Mr. RPG macrumors 6502a

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    My backing hasn't chipped or scratched (yet) while naked, but it does get a ton of finger prints. Anyone else getting them? Not really a problem, but I was just curious.
     
  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Black shows fingerprints, white does not.
     
  3. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a

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    If everyone says no are you going to return your iPhone?
     
  4. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    That's the nature of most things, which are black, unfortunately.
     
  5. TallGuy1970 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but now I have my case so they are a thing of the past.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  7. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816

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    I notice a ton! I use my iPhone backwards all the time and all I see are fingerprints! It's madness I tell you...


    /sarcasm
     
  8. GoodBoy macrumors 6502

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    Well that said I think iPhone 5 is much less prone to fingerprints than full glass front and back iPhone 4S was...
     
  9. urkel macrumors 68030

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    I haven't. but then again, I don't spend much time looking at the back of my phone.
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    The 4/4S showed fingerprints less because of the oleophobic-coated glass back, but it's not that bad on the black iPhone 5 if you wear it naked in your pants pocket, which is self-cleaning.
     
  11. LouieSamman macrumors 6502a

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    It's not as bad as the iPhone 4 or 4s since the back of those are glass and attract a lot of finger prints
     
  12. dndandrea macrumors 6502

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    One of the many reasons i returned my black iphone 5 for a white one.
     
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I disagree. The oleophobic coating on the glass back actually resists fingerprints better, unless you're coming from a 4/4S where it's worn off completely.
     
  14. meistervu macrumors 65816

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    definitely not a ton

    Yup, definitely not a ton. I still could lift mine without any apparent effort.
     
  15. Mr. RPG thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I decided to get a case, however I will have to wait. It is a rather thin case, and it actually looks really nice (somewhat clear)

    Until then, I will have to continue to baby it.

    I don't have any chips yet, thank god, as far as I can see.
     
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  18. iHeartapple2 macrumors 6502

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    Hey has anyone noticed that if you touch your phone while your hands are wet it will leave moisture on your iPhone??? Should I call Apple and see if I can exchange it? :D

    Why don't you people just enjoy your new iPhone and stop spending every second of the day looking for something to gripe about??
     
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  20. apierrec macrumors 6502

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    A thread about freaking fingerprints!!!!!!!! Dawn of a new era for iP5 users!!!!
     
  21. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    Fingerprint-gate? :p
     
  22. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    My 4S has absolutely no fingerprints and isn't a fingerprint magnet.
     
  23. garyp609 macrumors newbie

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    I wear surgical gloves so I don't get any finger prints
     
  24. dchao macrumors 6502a

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    Ouch, I just noticed there were tons of finger prints on my front display too :eek:

    Should I return it?
     
  25. aleni macrumors 68020

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    yes and thats why i switched to white. looks cleaner and chamfer's is so shiny too. looks like a jewelery.
     

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