Microscope Photos of 4s Display

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  1. rose3fa macrumors newbie

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    I took some photos of my iPhone 4s display with a microscope.

    Photos are of the RGB pixels and of finger oil and the same surface cleaned of oil.
     

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  2. rose3fa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    A couple more of the glass (?)

    Two images of what I think is the glass, with a square grid. The vertical lines, however, seem to be on one side of the glass and the horizontal lines on the other.
     

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  3. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Outside of some cool looking pics, is there a takeaway point to this?
     
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    What microscope did you use?
     
  6. rose3fa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I thought the images were interesting and I would share for others who think the same.

    Olympus BX61
     
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Fair enough. Wasn't being critical (I realize it may have come off that way). Just thought there might be more there than I was aware of. :)
     
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    That grid is the capacitive sensor for detecting touch points. They are visible to the naked eye under certain light conditions such as direct sun light and the screen off.
     
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    If you know someone with a pentile screen, a la Galaxy S3 or Note, you'll be able to see the extra green pixel giving the screens the bluish white tint, like HID headlights.

    It would also be interesting to see the difference in the make up of the capacitive screen tech and the diff between the iPhone 4s Gorilla Glass and S3's Gorilla Glass 2.
     
  12. skidbubble macrumors 6502

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    That is very cool, OP. After seeing the finger oil one, it made me feverishly wipe my phone down with an alcohol pad. Gave me the heebie-jeebies. I actually have read that the average cell phone harbors more germs & bacteria than a toilet in a gas station bathroom. Seeing your pics, I believe it.
     
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