anyone notice the iP4 screen gets "dirtier" and "smudgier" than the 3GS screen?

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  1. appleg33k macrumors member

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    exactly what the title says. with my old 3GS, when i used to slip it into my pocket and pull it out, the screen would usually just clean it self pretty well by rubbing up against my pocket. i can't say the same for the iP4. it always looks smudged all over the screen, even after pulling it out of my pocket. also, cleaning it with a micro fiber cloth takes more effort than it did with the 3GS. any others noticed this?
     
  2. jwwpua macrumors member

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    no
     
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    I have noticed mine is a dust magnet, every time I pull it out of my pocet there is dust all over it, and I know my pocket has fuzzies but man this screen just attracts dust.
     
  6. LordOBoogie macrumors 6502a

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    No. It is less dirty than my 3GS, if anything.
     
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    This is my first time with the oleophobic coating. When you rub your finger is it supposed to not have a smudge at all? Or is it supposed to disappear after awhile? I’m wondering what’s normal.
     
  9. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Never heard that the iPhone 4 is using a coating on the screen like the 3GS did. Correct me if I am wrong, but it does not appear to have one.
     
  10. iPhoneHome macrumors 6502

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    I would say it's much much less. It's actually quite amazing. I do noticed that the back ends up being a little more "smudgier" than the front...but not a problem at all.
     
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    Mine stays clean. Do you think it has anything to do with the screen itself being darker/blacker than previous screens so it's easier to see dust on the glass?
     
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    My iP4 is exactly the same as 3GS, but then again the oleophobic coating was still intact on my year-old 3GS.

    Neither is correct. Smudges/grease/fingerprints are supposed to wipe off easier. Wearing it naked in the pants pocket makes it pretty much self-cleaning, but if you use a bumper or case you'll definitely get smudges/fingerprints (although to a lesser extent) because the screen won't have much chance to come into contact with anything to wipe off whatever is on it.

    It does have fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front and back.
     
  14. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    That's what I was looking for. Couldn't find it. Thanks.

    On that note, my phone seems to be much easier to keep clean, not that I care. Plus the screen isn't that crappy yellow my 3GS was. God that was horrible. :mad:
     
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    Any chance you've worn down the oleophobic coating due to excessive use of the screen?
     
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    My iPhone 4 gets "dirtier" because I'm so OCD about keeping it spotless. On my 3G I really didn't mind a smudge or 2.

    I must confess the iPhone has made me an obsessive hand washer. Softsoap is now my best friend. If only they had a soap that prevented your hands from producing moisture then we'd be in business. :)
     
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    Either way it's still not a solution. I have to wipe many times per day.
     
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    I'm seeing a lot more smudging on my iPhone 4 then on my 3GS, even mroe so then on my 2G and that didn't even have a oleophobic coating! i am using it a little more but nowhere near enought to warrent this amoutn of smudging
     
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    No.

    You are wrong.
     
  23. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Those of you saying "it's much better."

    A phone or laptop with new battery is going to last a lot longer than an equivalent model with older battery. Likewise, please consider whether you're comparing a 3GS with worn oleophobic screen (especially if you use it extensively) with the new oleophobic coating on an iP4. It's not a valid comparison.

    If it's a lot worse for you, perhaps the oleophobic coating wasn't applied correctly on yours. The oleophobic coating isn't immune to manufacturing defects so there's certainly bound to be a batch with such a defect and you should obtain a replacement if this is the case.
     

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