Is the screen oleophobic?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by elephunkman, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    Because this would help tremendously with the all glass front and back.
     
  2. NYY FaN macrumors 6502

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    it says so on the iphone info page

    Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front and back
     
  3. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    [​IMG]
     
  4. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    ct2k7: what's your point? The oleophobic coating resists fingerprints, it doesn't eliminate them altogether. It also makes it easier to clean.
     
  5. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    ^ Look at that! It's like fingerprints just fall right off the screen!
     
  6. rrjr80 macrumors member

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    The iPhone 4 uses a new screen coating that converts your finger oils into a screen cleaning agent.

    It's magical and revolutionary.
     
  7. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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    This is no different than the 3GS.
     
  8. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    The coating is useless in the long run if there's no way to reapply it.

    Don't get me wrong, I love the coating but it really doesn't last more than a couple of months (and you are stuck with the phone for up to 2 years). I wish they sold something like a spray so we can reapply it periodically or a screen protector that had it as well.
     
  9. jdusoccer12 macrumors regular

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    The coating is on the front and back and it doesn't repel fingerprints, it helps resist them and makes them easier to remove.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    The coating on my 3G proved to be no more of a hassle then fingerprints.

    Over time and usage, I'd get a haze which I'd need to wipe off. Without the coating, I'd fingerprints and so I'd need to wipe it off.

    What I did notice is that the coating would rub off over time and some areas. I'm no fan of the coating.
     

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