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Pelcom

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Apr 26, 2016
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Hello everyone!
I have noticed that everyday my new Black Ipad pro 9.7 to get a white haze of fingerprints. Ok, i know that this is normal but with my previous iPad 2 I never had this issue. Now i can see a lot. Do you have this issue on your Black or white iPads.Here you are a comparative with my previous iPad 2.

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NT1440

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This is likely due to the difference in screen treatments. The iPad pro screen is supposed to have more friction than the previous ones to help with the feel of using the Pencil. I suspect this also contributes to finger oils being more readily trapped on the screen.

It's not a major concern, just requires more frequent cleaning.
 

philpalmiero

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I noticed this difference too. In fact specks of dust won't budge even with a microfiber. It takes water and the microfiber to clear the prints and dust.
 
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azentropy

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I don't have the iPad Pro 9.7 yet, but I noticed my iPad Air 2 shows finger prints way more than my iPad 2 and 3 did. The iPad Air I had was in the middle. The coatings changed on each to make them more anti-reflective or as others pointed out for pencil support.

Also that is one advantage of the white bezels is it doesn't show fingerprints on that part as much. Not enough to make we get white bezeled devices again, but can see that benefit.
 

aesc80

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Lol. Forums will be forums.

It does seem like this iPad gets much more oily. Put together that if you're using pencil, your hands are definitely on the screen much more than usual. If you can live with the screen degrade, get a matted screen protector. No more smudging and more friction for your writing. Otherwise, you'll simply need to wipe it down more.
 

frogger2020

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Sep 10, 2006
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Hello everyone!
I have noticed that everyday my new Black Ipad pro 9.7 to get a white haze of fingerprints. Ok, i know that this is normal but with my previous iPad 2 I never had this issue. Now i can see a lot. Do you have this issue on your Black or white iPads.Here you are a comparative with my previous iPad 2.

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Thank you for you help!
Clean it with a microfiber or wear latex gloves when you use it.
 

bevsb2

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My iPad Air 2 seemed to show more fingerprints than my previous iPads, but my iPad Pro 9.7 seems to show less fingerprints than all my previous iPads. I do clean mine often with a microfiber cloth but there is very little to wipe off most of the time. I also have the white bezel on the Pro which helps.
 

stevemiller

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Oct 27, 2008
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I noticed my 9.7 iPad Pro shows prints worse as well. It's neither imagination or hygiene, as I can put it side by side with my iPhone and can see the iPad picking up prints much much easier.

It's not the worst thing in the world, but it definitely is a thing.
 

Indydenny

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Sorry OP. Many of these responses have not been helpful nor have they responded to your question. Yes, I have the same issue as do some of the people that I work with. We've talked about it at the office, that none of us have ever seen fingerprint marks like this on the previous iPads.

Servan above suggested that it could have something to do with the non reflective screen. I had never thought of that. I was at the pool today for an hour and read easily in the sunlight, but maybe the downside is the fingerprints. I have an employee who is adding the Zagg, glass screen saver to see if that helps.

This is my fifth iPad and there is definitely something different in my experiences. Actually carry a microfiber cloth inside the case now. I'm thinking that the "invisible shield" could make a big difference.
 
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