Millionaire - $25,000 iPhone Question

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  1. WeedKiller87 macrumors member

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    I was just watching the first episode of the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 10th Anniversary special and one question brought MacRumors to mind. The question was for $25,000 and went something like this...

    "The new iPhone 3G S boasts a touchscreen with an 'oleophobic coating' which is specifically designed to do what?"
    A) Never scratch
    B) Not show fingerprints
    C) Display brighter colors
    D) Reduce glare

    I thought it was funny since I wasn't expecting such an "easy" question at this level. I just thought I would share this with my all my good friends on MacRumors. :)
     
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  3. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    A) Cause whining all across the internet
    B) Create a yellowish tint at the bottom
    C) Wear off over time
    D) Scratch easily
    E) Keep fingerprints away
     
  4. NYR99 macrumors 6502a

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    When I saw the title of this thread, I first thought this thread would be about a millionaire who bought a $25,000 iPhone. (I was expecting it to be encrusted in diamonds or something).
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    its only easy because you take an interest in the iphone

    to the general population, i wouldnt know what oleophobic meant in the slightest:cool:
     
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    can we get video of this question being asked on the show?
     
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  9. WeedKiller87 thread starter macrumors member

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    ROFL!

    I knew because of WWDC and spending numerous hours on MacRumors and also because I have taken organic chemistry in college. But you are right about many people not knowing.

    Yeah, he got it right. The contestant was a sophomore in college. He wasn't sure, so he used his phone-a-friend.

    Since it just aired, it may be a while before there is a video on YouTube.
     
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  11. jason221 macrumors 6502

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    Fixed it for you.
     
  12. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    The word is used outside of the iPhone community as well. The company I work for makes eyeglass lenses and they offer an oleophobic coating.
     
  13. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

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    True, but to the general public, when do they get to use the word "oleophobic"?
     
  14. travisjacques macrumors member

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    did you notice how the contestant knew the answer and still phoned somebody? "olephobic? that means shows no fingerprints, right?". Thats almost as bad as buying vowels on wheel of fortune.
     
  15. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    Is the answer strictly true, as it still shows fingerprints until you wipe it...?
     
  16. davyreins macrumors 6502

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    I agree. If the 3G S didn't have an olephobic screen then I wouldn't have known what it was. I'm sure some people would have known, but in general probably not.
     
  17. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    It was right the way he had it. :)
     
  18. hazza.jockel macrumors 6502

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    well if you didn't have a clue you could easily see that it contains "phobic" which generally means "afraid of" (i.e. hydrophobic is a fear or dislike of water) so that would narrow it down to two; A and B.

    pretty obvious from there.
    nothing is impervious to scratches. :D
     
  19. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Normally, in the sentence "What the frack does oh-leo-fobic mean?" :p
     
  20. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    You'd be suprised how many people out there have no idea what "breaking a word down" means.

    ha! couldn't help but laugh:D
     
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