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Discussion in 'iPad' started by jaybar, Jul 24, 2017.
just got my 12.9 today. Love it. But it seems to attract fingerprints. Do others have that?
Yep, it absolutely is. So was the Pro 9.7. Quite likely the same for 1st gen 12.9.
It is.. I always keep a soft cloth handy now.. Kinda annoying honestly!
Here is a similar thread discussing others experiences with fingerprints with new iPad Pro's.
Even my iPad Air 2 is a fingerprint magnet. Pretty much every touchscreen I own is no matter how clean my fingers are.
They do but the iPad Pro models are worse. Finger prints are much more visible on my 9.7 Pro than the 2017 iPad we have in house.
why is that i bought the 2017 ipad and i rarely notice Fingerprints, does that one even have the special coating ?
iPPs have a special coating to give more friction for the Pencil use, 2nd gen even more so
Yep your not imagining
The iPad Air and 2017 iPad are relatively fingerprint-resistant compared to the Pro models.
For me, I can't gauge the differences between my iPads with fingerprints or any other touch device that I own. I think it depends on a lot of factors, and everyone
Will have different fingerprinting consistency.
The latest iPads are next level fingerprint smoosh. Be prepared to wipe your screen once a day and start using the pencil for navigation more. Last gen could last a week or more without wiping (for me anyway), but maybe its also the brighter screen oh and a smaller screen in my case...
Yeah lots of fingerprints. I typically only notice when screen is off.
It's less pronounced on the white bezels, but yes, glossy surfaces attract fingerprints.
Why is it so shocking, that fingerprints are really noticeable when using electronics in such a manner? Of all the things to focus / obsess over...
The iPad is supposed to be a tool to be used, not some work of art to be put on display in some Apple museum at home, where special lighting reflects the fact that there are no fingerprints to be seen (and the Apple angels rejoice).
Because the haze caused by fingerprints on the screen can negatively affect usage, particularly in a brightly lit environment.
I see your point. And overall, fingerprints really can't have an accurate metric because of everybody's hands are different. I tend to think that I don't leave a lot of fingerprints behind on my devices, but others do. So I think it will vary depending on the individual touching the device and where their hands have been or oils from their skin.
When the screen is on, the finger prints don't bother me as much on my iPhone or Apple Watch.. the difference for me is that the iPad is so bad that I can see smudges when I'm using the iPad (particularly scrolling on pages that are mostly white). That doesn't happen on my phone often.
I tend to use a stylus most of the time except when using it on the road (caravanning) and taking photos.
Yes - at least with the OG 12.9 it's definitely a magnet
Yes. I have the 9.7 and picked up the 10.5 and immediately noticed this. Way more prints on my 10.5 than I am used to seeing on 9.7. And yes, I have a micro fiber cloth OCD issue.
Which is why I purchased a tempered glass screen protect
In addition to Bluetooth keyboard .
Amazing to type/touch screen- no more smudges
Micro fiber cloths work well also.
Although it requires Bluetooth being on, which uses a slight more portion of battery life, I mostly use my Apple Pencil to navigate. I don’t really have to touch the screen all that much outside of multi-finger gestures. And I use the Smart Keyboard for typing.
The new coating is even stronger than before which means more fingerprints lol!
I would suggest buying these cloths. They're super soft and gentle and work wonders for smudges and fingerprints.