iPhone 8 and iPhone X... fingerprint magnets?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jayson A, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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    Since the new iPhones are all-glass, does that mean they're gonna be full of fingerprints all the time? Does the back glass have the oleophobic coating on it as well?

    I hate that everyone is going back to glossy phones.

    Anyone got pictures of the back of an iPhone 8 and how it holds up on fingerprints and smudges?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Maybe leave it wrapped in the plastic from the factory so you do not get prints on it.:rolleyes:

    Just wipe it off once a day and move on with life.:cool:
     
  3. Cryates macrumors 68020

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    They are glass ... touch anything in the world made of glass and it will get fingerprints.
     
  4. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Doubtful that the back has oleophobic so yes they will be fingerprint magnets the same as all other glass phones (previous iphones, current galaxy phones etc...).
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    It's a touch device. It's going to get fingerprints and its inevitable. I use a microfiber cloth regularly and I just accept for what it is.
     
  6. Jayson A thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ugghhh gross. I hate all of these glass-backed phones. I don't wanna pick of my phone and feel how slimy it is.
     
  7. noobinator macrumors 603

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    You can:

    1. Wipe it daily
    2. Get a case
    3. Get a skin
    4. Not worry about it

    Lots of options.
     
  8. GeoffR86 macrumors newbie

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    Had my SG 8+ since launch day and haven’t noticed fingerprints on the back of the phone at all. It’s somewhat surprised me since I became crazy OCD about them on my iPhone 3GS and 4.
     
  9. bnekic macrumors 6502a

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    Lol
     
  10. cleebrown93 macrumors regular

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    Get the silver model and you cant even notice them
     
  11. craigio85 macrumors 6502

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    I’ve barely noticed them on my space grey 8. Surprisingly, I noticed more smears and smudges on my old aluminium backed model than this one.

    If you’re going to obsess over something like fingerprints you’d be better off with the silver version. But you’re always going to see them on the screen when it’s asleep.
     
  12. Damon2 macrumors regular

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    Silver model if you dont want to see them as much.
     
  13. chilman macrumors regular

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    Oh boy, how long will it take to wipe off the finger prints? Lol. I wipe it all the time but it was fun. It feels like caring for something you love. And after the wiping you get happy bcs it looks shiny n brand new again
     
  14. JC0913 macrumors newbie

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    Its going to get fingerprints, but I just keep mines in a clear case most of the time. Just wipe it off and move on and enjoy the wireless charging if you use that feature.
     

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