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Pseudo-Fed

macrumors 6502a
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Jan 28, 2017
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Started by wiping 7+ and X screens with a moistened microfiber cloth for that factory fresh clean. Same case on each--Speck Presidio Sport.

Lee jeans, after front pocket turned inside out and shaken/inspected, as I always do before starting the day with my phone in the pocket. Nothing else in the pocket-ever (nothing but Glock 42 in other front pocket-ever where legal).

10 mins for each phone in pocket, 5 minutes out and set face down on clean microfiber cloth, then 10 mins back in. I like a clean screen and when enough builds up that it's visible in dark backgrounds, I wipe the screen. Don't like the idea of wiping the X screen more and risk of scratching with accidental grain of dirt, etc.

What is your experience?

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Untitled by Jeff H, on Flickr

Untitled by Jeff H, on Flickr
 

DNichter

macrumors G3
Apr 27, 2015
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I don't think it's any different from previous phones. You do have the lip of your case right up against the screen though so I can see more dust collecting there. Not really anything to do with the screen itself though.
 

Pseudo-Fed

macrumors 6502a
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Jan 28, 2017
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My thoughts also, but after a couple days carrying and noticing more dust I decided to do my little test with fresh jeans and to start the day. Gathers much more than that in more than 20 mins. I'm constantly wiping the X throughout the day. Seems to have more static cling than the 7+.
 

Stereo

macrumors member
Jun 10, 2011
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Because it’s new. As the phone breaks in, it’ll become less static cling
 

Pseudo-Fed

macrumors 6502a
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Jan 28, 2017
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Because it’s new. As the phone breaks in, it’ll become less static cling

Would love that to be true. Don't remember it that way for the 7+ though, which I got a few months after launch.
 

Ta0jin

macrumors 65816
Nov 9, 2011
1,035
375
Maryland
It's because the bezel of your 7+ is white so you don't notice the dust on the edges of the screen. Your X is black therefore you notice it more. Same thing happened to me when I went from a silver 6s+ to a black 7+.
 

Pseudo-Fed

macrumors 6502a
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Jan 28, 2017
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It's because the bezel of your 7+ is white so you don't notice the dust on the edges of the screen. Your X is black therefore you notice it more. Same thing happened to me when I went from a silver 6s+ to a black 7+.

I'm only looking at the "screen" part of the screen--black parts on both devices.
 

nburwell

macrumors 603
May 6, 2008
5,182
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DE
I don't think it's any different from previous phones. You do have the lip of your case right up against the screen though so I can see more dust collecting there. Not really anything to do with the screen itself though.

This is my exact thought. My X certainly doesn't collect anymore dust that my previous iPhones did. I more or less think it's due to the lip of the case you have on your X.
 

44267547

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Jul 12, 2016
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Sometimes cases can be the worst culprit. I use my iPhone caseless and I don't attract any more dust than any other iPhone that I own.
 
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