Is the new iPhone anti-glare?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Brien, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Brien macrumors 68020

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    From all the unboxing pics and promo shots I've seen, it sure looks like it.

    Anyone who gets one early, let us know!
     
  2. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Pretty sure it's exactly the same smooth glass as the previous iPhones. You can easily add an antiglare screen protector though (see Crystal Film, ClearTouch, ClearCal, and others). Personally I prefer smooth because it's sharper and the contrast is better but I know a lot of people who are very happy with the antiglare.
     
  3. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

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    Actually it's different :

    "Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating"
     
  4. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Huh. I stand corrected. I assume oleophobic means oil-resistant, but does that mean the surface is rough instead of smooth?
     
  5. slapppy macrumors 65816

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    Diamond dust coating

    It should still have its diamond dust encoded optical glass, as all previous models. With that, the optical grade glass won't scratch easily.
     
  6. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

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    I never seen one of these coatings first-hand. I know many eyeglass lenses and binoculars use a similar coating.
     
  7. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    You'd hope so with all the jealous looks... Though I hear that anyone who gets to use it starts smiling pretty quickly... ;)
     
  8. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

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    Here are some comparisons of a similar coating :

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  9. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    SEARCH. There's already a few threads on this.
     
  10. bjquach macrumors 6502

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    If you look closely at the ad apple has when he shines the camera in the dark room, the glass looks more frosty than shiny.
     
  11. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Please search before you post. Your response is already in the forums a number of times.
     

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