The super smudging iPhone!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kresh, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. kresh macrumors 6502a


    The number one accessory for the iPhone will be a quart spray bottle of glass cleaner and a roll of lint free paper towels.

    I am concerned with face grease and finger prints with the iPhone. I took another look at the Macworld Keynote and captured a still from Steve's presentation.

    Look how nasty that phone is (YUCK):


    Do you guys think keeping the iPhone clean is going to be a problem, will you rub your iPhone on your shirt to clean it every hour or so?
  2. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I will do the same thing I do with my Treo. Clean the screen with my shirt if I notice its dirty.

    I expect the iPhone to get dirty very easy. Thats the downfall of a large screen like that, I am sure I can deal with it just fine.
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Not a problem for me.

    My MacBook's screen hasn't been cleaned for months (it makes that iPhone look spotless), but as long as the backlight is on, I can't see a single smudge. It's amazing.
  4. Xander562 macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2006
    .....You act like you're the first person to make some ground-breaking revelation about the iPhone.....

    ...As if this hasn't been discussed 1000x before for the iPhone and 10,000x before for the 6G widescreen iPod.
  5. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    It drives me nuts if my MBP has crap on the screen.
  6. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
  7. kresh thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Are you really contending that this has been discussed 1000 times. Do you mean 1000 different threads? Wow 10,000 threads about smudging 6g iPods?

    You serious?

    <baby voice> Is widdle bitty apple fanboy mad because somebody said something bad about his iPhone?</baby voice>

    Where did I act like I was the first to do anything?
  8. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    As long as it doesn't manage to get dust on the INSIDE of the screen like my RAZR and Nokia 3595 did, it'll be just fine. :rolleyes:
  9. TimJim macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    this is a little old...but yeah its gonna smudge, if i get it i'll deal with it fine. just wipe it with my t-shirt when its dirty.
  10. hawaiian macrumors member


    Why would cleaning the screen be that much of a big deal? I think it's a lot easier to clean than cleaning say...your toilet or your car. But nobody complains about those =/. So...I'm going to complain about those!

    What is with those freaking toilets? I have to clean it like...every week!! Would you buy a toilet that you have to clean all the time!?

    Yay sarcasm:cool:! No offense man, just playing.
  11. jialuolu macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2005
    I wouldn't mind cleaning the screen, I probably clean my glasses about once every hour, anyway. :cool: It can't be worse than the screen of my RAZR, which traps dust and needs to be taken apart to be cleaned about once a week
  12. Xander562 macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2006
    I'm merely pointing out that this isn't a new topic and that it's been discussed MANY times before. I'm not mad that you pointed out this flaw in the iPhone, I think it's an issue too, it just annoys me how some people continue to post new threads on the same subjects. Maybe I'm just being weird....
  13. Eric1285 macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2007
    This is a problem with any PDA phone. People will probably make a bigger deal about it with the iPhone since it's so pretty.

    I've always just used a screen protector (I recommend the invisible shield) and wiped it off when I noticed that it was dirty.
  14. Trent0341 macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2007
    Nope, you're not being weird. This has been discussed ad nauseum on just about every forum for the iphone/ipod. Say all you want bad about the iphone. It won't sway my oppinion one way or the other but at least dont say the same thing over and over.
  15. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
  16. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Let's see...

    my new black MBZ car door smudges...

    my newish black refrigerator handle smudges... (actually, tire renew spray really works on black plastic, fyi)

    my mirrors in the bathroom have smudges...

    my sunglasses have smudges...

    my cell phone smudges...

    my iPod smudges...

    so what if my great new iPhone smudges?????

    That's what microfiber cloth is for.

    Shesh, kresh. Lay down 99 cents and get a mfiber cloth -- it'll kill all your smudge worries.

    Oh, yeah, and my leatherbound New King James smudges, too. I don't think the smudges matter for the Word -- or for the iPhone.
  17. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    Please don't insult people on this lowers the whole atmosphere, and makes the place a lot less enjoyable for members like Xander562. If you don't like something he said, there are better ways to express that.
  18. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2006
    nothing new really. some phones actually come with a little cleaner thingy for this very reason.
  19. iShak macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2006
    i won't buy the iPhone because oils from my fingers would smudge it like a million other things *cries and runs to mommy*


    (BTW I am not buying one, not until 3g that is)
  20. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

    Genghis Khan

    Jun 3, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    as with any perspex surface that comes into contact with people 24/7

    what i'm concerned about is what i can keep in my pocket with it...anything metal may be catastrophos for the screen

    (my iPod has sooooooooooooooo many scratches on it...there's not a half a cm^2 without some scratch on it)
  21. 0s and 1s macrumors 6502a

    0s and 1s

    Mar 7, 2004
    OK, USA
    The child in the picture has a sour look on his face. Perhaps he is also disgusted from the smudging. :(

    There's no way around the smudging. Perhaps an iThimble made of a soft latex will do the trick for all of your iPhone needs.
  22. hawaiian macrumors member


    Damn straight. Do you think that the US will ever get 3G? I'm thinking that the US market might just skip the 3rd generation altogether. Anyone heard anything?
  23. snulkin macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2007
    smudges, ok. Bigger problem - scratches ?

    I'm a big fan of Apple. I just wish they made their ipod screen more scratch-proof. That's sort of my big worry for the iPhone, that the screen will soon become super-scratched liek the black iPods...

    now I know, get a case/sleeve etc. etc. I don't really like cases, I think they take away from the simple design, and if they cover the whole device - it's an extra step to take it out.

    I mean, for a product that's gonna be handled constantly - be in people's pocket or purse or backpack from time to time, it should be tough. I think the nano's and shuffle's are a step in the right direction - anodized aluminium is pretty tough. It's also what's on the back of the iPhone, instead of the all-chrome backs to ipods.

    I read somewhere that the iPhone screen is more scratch-resistant than the ipods. I hope so. For something that expensive, I don't want it to scratch that easily. Watch makers and high-end nokias already know to use crystal glass that's pretty tough. Of course, I'm no expert, and maybe using someting like that would be too expensive or thick or not work with the touch-screen tech they're using.
  24. lilnyc macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    Let the smudging begin because I can't wait to get one.
  25. ddaniel macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2007
    Have you people never used electronics? Smudges on screens are only noticeable when the backlight is off. Turn it on, you hardly notice them.

    Try this: Wipe down your monitor and look at the picture. Then, turn it off and smudge all over the screen. See how disgusting it looks? Now turn it on. WOW! They may still be there, but you can hardly see them.

    Dirt, however, is another story.

    If you still disagree, get a smartphone. Most are crippled and crummy, but at least your screen can stay smudge free.

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