X back a fingerprint magnet

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  1. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    Finally have an iPhone I wouldn’t mind showing off, and the back is a fingerprint magnet. Into the case it goes!
     
  2. noodle15 macrumors member

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    What color did you purchase. This was my worry. Probably the same as the Jet Black or Glass on Space grey Iphone 8
     
  3. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    I actually think the sides - on the silver at least - are much worse.
     
  4. itsmemuffins macrumors 68040

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    Polished Steele and black glass show off finger prints. News at 11.
     
  5. kimchi123 macrumors newbie

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    yes it is. first thing i noticed right away. here I go to the store to get a case now.
     
  6. Tom G. macrumors 68020

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    Let’s see, the back is polished glass like the front and you’re surprised that fingerprints appear on it? It will be even more noticeable on a space gray unit.
     
  7. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Glass always is. I have space grey and expected it when I ordered it. Got a few see through cases and the leather one from apple on the way.
     
  8. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Did you buy the phone to show off to others ,like it were a prized work of art, or did you buy it for what it is?
     
  9. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    I couldn't tolerate it on my 8 so I picked up up a dbrand skin. Takes me back to the 5C days...

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  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Anything with the darker tone color and having your fingerprints on a touch display and glass backing will inevitably show fingerprints. Which is the downside to owning a device like that. So either use a case in your situation or use a microfiber cloth regularly.
     
  11. ReallyBigFeet thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It’s an overpriced Apple phone. Of course I bought it to show it off. If I just needed a smartphone, I could have saved myself hundreds and bought an Android.
     
  12. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Buying an iPhone to show off to others, as if it makes you any more important in life, is rather vain. If you think others really care what kind of phone you have, you are mistaken, in my opinion.
     
  13. ReallyBigFeet thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Buying anything to show it off is vain. I could just as easily leave the house without combing my hair, brushing my teeth, and live like a hobo but y’kno...vanity.

    Vanity and Apple are made for one another. You wouldn’t even be here otherwise.

    Problem solved: Case on phone. I’ll try and ugly it up some to make you feel more comfortable around me.
     
  14. Ugi macrumors regular

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    Wow that‘s far from looking good. Beautiful design destroyed by some ugly skin.
     
  15. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

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    That is SO. AWESOME. I had no idea such things existed.

    How has it held up? Is it easy to install?
     
  16. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Dental hygiene shouldn’t be a vanity issue.... lol.
     
  17. Knowlege Bomb, Nov 3, 2017
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    Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Love how drastically different the people are around here. that picture honestly doesn’t do it justice. The white looks really dingy when in reality it’s very bright. Looks great in contrast with the black buttons/screen/logo.

    I’ve only had it on for a day but it’s the same as the Best Skins Ever clear skins I used to use and they always held up really well. I wouldn’t say it’s easy to install as it took me a little under a half hour and required some finesse to get everything lined up to my standards but well worth it IMO.
     
  18. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    I can understand what you are saying. I carry an S8+ around and it’s really a beautiful phone and works well, but I keep it in a case because showing off the Samsung brand name isn’t that important. With an Apple product a big motivator (at least for me) in the purchase is the brand name. I don’t blame you for wanting to show off your phone.
     
  19. Ugi macrumors regular

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    Can you post a photo showing the front?
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  20. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    How about two?
     

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