What makes a new iPhone screen so buttery smooth?

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  1. sgrrsh26 macrumors 6502

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    Do they put some type of special grease or does it just become less slippery from finger grease.

    When you first buy the thing it's like skating on ice
     
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    I love it when you talk dirty
     
  4. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    Have you asked Siri what she's wearing?
     
  5. OMGbrandon macrumors 6502

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    3 days later, it's gone. LOL
     
  6. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    This is exactly why they put on the oleophobic coating which is certain to wear off after a month or so... to cut down on returns.

    People feel it for the first few days/weeks and say "wow this doesn't fingerprint at all and its so smooth its amazing!"... then a month later its gone and your beyond your return period.
     
  7. sgrrsh26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can you reapply it yourself
     
  8. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    No you can not re-apply it and it last for a very long time. Not just for a month! Just do not sue anything abrasive to clean. NO chemical cleaners, just a microfiber cloth at the end of the day works wonders.
     
  9. mastercheif91 macrumors regular

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    Just did a fingerprint comparison between my launch iPhone 4 and my new 4s. I would say that original 4 is 80% as good as the new one in terms of smoothness and fingerprint abolition.

    Entirely non-scientific of course. Never put any screen protector on the original either. Can't imagine those clear protectors are good for the coating.
     

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