Does the 3G ipod touch have the oleophobic coating?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Jimmy James, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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  2. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    The tech specs don't specify it, so I don't think it does.
     
  3. maggiesbuddy macrumors newbie

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    If you mean ...

    If you mean, "does it smear?". Yes it does. Should have come with a little wipe.
     
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    The OP meant what sh/z/h/e said.
     
  5. Jimmy James thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Since the coating is known to wear off, I was just curious, because I would prefer the screen without it.
     
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    I can see why they wouldn't include it, since it's positioned towards games, and it's repetitive motion on the touch screen that might lead the coating to wear.
     
  7. Rampant.A.I. macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty sure it's just the arsenic-free glass, which is pretty slick on it's own.
     
  8. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    The oleophobic coating on the iPhone 3GS feels way better to use then the screen on the iPod touch - I find dirt sticks to the touch very easily and finger prints and oil builds up easily (like if you even sweat a little bit while using it). Doesn't happen at all on the 3GS; I find it very slick to use, in comparison there is a lot of friction while sliding your finger on the touch's screen (you really need to compare it to the 3GS though to get what I mean).

    I'm honestly very surprised that Apple didn't include this in the new touch.
     

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