Does the iPhone screen smear and smudge as easily as the iPod Touch screen?

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  1. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    So, I've been using an iPod Touch lately, and boy does it quickly get finger smears on it, particularly if you are using the same motions over and over. If I get an iPhone, is it the exact same screen? Or is it somehow more smear-resistant?
     
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  3. Van Wildonher macrumors 6502a

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    What exactly do you expect? Just wipe it off man.
     
  4. Surely Guest

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  5. MattyK macrumors 6502a

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    i have a better idea, stop eating fried foods while using your phone, mabythen the smudges won't end up there :)
     
  6. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    smudges are gonna end up there regardless of what you eat. to the op, if smudging bothers you that much, there are screen films you can get that does a good job of hiding them.
     
  7. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I'm at the stage where I can tell what foods I've been eating, by the smudges, and swipe marks on my iPhone. (Eg. Doritos, Garlic Fries (what is that green stuff in there, parsley?), In-N-Out Burger, KFC, Taco Bell, Sonic Burger, and any fruits.) I guess it's a good thing having InvisibleShield, and now, being on a diet! LOL :eek::p
     
  8. hellodon macrumors 6502

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    What a stupid thing to say.
    So you are unable to tell which foods you've been eating otherwise?
    Wash your hands more often...
     
  9. DreamPod thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I wasn't really thinking of myself, though I do get annoyed (and no, just wiping the screen doesn't remove all of a deep smudge in good lighting, regardless of how clean your fingers are, to fully clean it requires some sort of liquid, like amonia-free glass cleaner). I was thinking more about gaming - are iPhone owners really going to be happy having their screens totally smudged by playing games that require touching and rubbing the screen in the exact same part of the screen over and over again? Normal use you aren't touching the exact same part of the screen over and over, so only requires the occasional wipdown, but for games you do. As a game developer, this is a concern for me.
     
  10. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Oh my... what's this button over here? IGNORE List "Poof" Bye "HELLODON" (Don't get your panties in a bunch!) :eek: :D
     
  11. Surely Guest

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    This thread keeps getting better and better.
    I still can't believe this is a real question.

    I've never noticed a smudge on my iPhone in all the time I've owned and used it. Maybe you should:
    -stop looking at your screen on an angle
    -turn up your screen brightness
    -clean your hands
    -stop looking at your screen when it is off. It doesn't matter if you can see smudges when it's off

    BTW, I liked your original suggestion SFStateStudent. Top notch sarcasm, well done. :D
     
  12. chrismac00 macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone and the iPod Touch have the same screens.:)
     
  13. MyJelleo macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    The antiglare screen protector considerably cuts down on smudging. I haven't had any problems since using it.
     
  14. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    you'd have never guessed you were american (stereotypical i know) :p
     
  15. BOSS10L macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. Cheap and very effective investment.
     
  16. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I hear ya' but now I'm on a serious diet since last August and I've lost 22 pounds, thank God! :p
     
  17. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    please tell me your secrets!!!
     
  18. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Burning off more calories than you consume and going to bed on an empty stomach. - simple really :)
     
  19. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    What a silly question, of course it doesn't!

    The iPhone is the God Machine™, and the Lord would never allow it to smudge. The iPod touch, being an inferior to the iPhone, will be allowed a greater degree of smudging.
     
  20. friekunater macrumors 6502

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    this might be funnier if I wasn't on mine crying wishing I had an iPhone lol
     
  21. DreamPod thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well excuse me for not knowing :p I always heard the iPhone had a glass screen, but the iPod Touch screen seems plastic to me. Different material = different smudge factor :)
     
  22. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    In all seriousness though, they're both glass. I had an 8 gig iPt for a while before upgrading to a 4 gig iPhone ( :p ), and they both have about the same smudge factor; they smudge a bit while you use 'em unless you obsessively wash your hands or something, and they both clean themselves off well enough with a minute or two of walking with them in your pocket. It's really nothing to worry about :)
     

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