Oleophobic Screen - Any answers?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jonthegeologist, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. jonthegeologist macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2008
    So in the last week, we've all added 'oleophobic' to our internal dictionaries and some of us are eagerly anticipating how this new iPhone screen will perform. Couple of questions though folks.

    The US Apple iPhone page mentions 'oleophobic' screens [http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html] but the UK page does not [http://www.apple.com/uk/iphone/specs.html]. Am sure it's nothing sinister, but odd never-the-less.

    Next up: Is this an oleophobic screen or screen cover? If the former, it should follow that the new screen is as scratch resistant as the older iterations but if the latter, I'm concerned it might scratch away like a stick on layer. If a cover, does it detract from screen brightness and clarity at all?

    Anyone got any hands-on evidence on this to help answer these points?
  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    To the best of my knowledge its a coating, like how your eyeglasses can have an UV or anti-glare coating, so its not a stick on protector. Since its clear I doubt you'd notice if it were scratched.
  3. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

    Sep 29, 2006
    I have a anti-fingerprint screen protector that works really well. No smudges at all. Will I still have to use this and if so, will the coating on the iPhone cause problems trying to stick the screen protector on?

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