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iPhone 3G S is fingerprint resistant

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iPhone 3G S is fingerprint resistant
Sure, the new iPhone 3G S is faster than the current model. Yes, it can be bought with as much as 32GB of storage and RAM is doubled to 256MB. And the camera on the new model is upgraded to a 3MP version. But perhaps the most important new feature on the new iPhone is one that has not been promoted at all. The casing on the iPhone 3G S has an oleophobic coating which is supposed to make the handset resistant to fingerprints. Not only is the special coating listed on the web page covering technical specifications, directions on how to clean the iPhone 3G S mentions the special feature. The site says "If your iPhone has an oleophobic coating on the screen (iPhone 3G S only), simply wipe your iPhone’s screen with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove oil left by your hands and face".

Fingerprints and smudges are annoying marks that tend to really irritate many cellphone users (check out how many video reviews of a handset call the reviewed device a "fingerprint magnet"); so once again, leave it to the guys at Cupertino to be the first to come up with a solution that helps reduce a common problem found on most cellphones.

Apple iPhone 3G S Specifications

source: Apple via Apple Thoughts

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. E.N. (Posts: 2329; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


That's good I guess

posted on 11 Jun 2009, 16:13

2. HatedaIphone (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)


Nope, Sorry! Still Hate it !!

posted on 11 Jun 2009, 16:15

3. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


You must really enjoy your life...

posted on 11 Jun 2009, 16:26

4. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i think it's a great feature to have on a touchscreen.... still not a fan of apple products tho..

posted on 11 Jun 2009, 19:09

9. Dood (Posts: 269; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)


What are you talking about, kid? This is awesomeness.

posted on 11 Jun 2009, 16:42

5. LGVX1993 (Posts: 260; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


this is cool. all touch phones need to be like this

posted on 11 Jun 2009, 18:26

6. LP71 (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Jun 2009)


A lint free cloth or t shirt is what everyone uses to wipe their phone off with. Not much of a story here, NEXT!!

posted on 11 Jun 2009, 18:42

8. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Sorry I overlooked your comment before but are you an idiot? Pretty sure the headline of this story and almost all it's contents, except for what you pointed out, are about the phone being resistant to fingerprints. Get back to class and lay off the huffing.

posted on 12 Jun 2009, 16:18

18. yourmom07 (Posts: 66; Member since: 07 Apr 2009)


LP71 IS RIGHT . IF IT THE RESISTANCE WAS AS GOOD AS THEY'RE TRYING TO MAKE IT SEEM WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO "SIMPLY WIPE THE SCREEN " WE ALREADY DO THAT SILLY RABBIT I THINK ITS JUST A LITTLE BIT LESS RESISTANT BUT NOT AS MUCH AS THE ARTICLE IS SAYING CUZ I'M SURE IF IT WAS A WHOLE LOT MORE IT WOULD BE ADVERTISED A BIT MORE

posted on 13 Jun 2009, 00:10

19. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


silly rabbit dix are for chicks!

posted on 11 Jun 2009, 18:39

7. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Aweomse idea but I'll believe it when I see it.

posted on 11 Jun 2009, 21:14

11. drewsky (Posts: 147; Member since: 04 Jan 2009)


Im with you, I would like to see it.

posted on 11 Jun 2009, 20:17

10. Andrewtst (Posts: 331; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Cool! Wish all phone manufacture put on this oleophobic coating that made handset resistant to fingerprints. :-)

posted on 11 Jun 2009, 21:17

12. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


You'd think eventually they will jump on board with this... I have an HTC Fuze, and the one thing I HATE about it is the fact I have to wipe off my finger prints all the time. This would be ultra rad if this were implemented on all phones!

posted on 11 Jun 2009, 22:54

13. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I'd like this oleophobic coating on my Desert Eagle .50;) ...And on all my ammunition as well ;);)

posted on 12 Jun 2009, 03:04

16. BBBOY (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Feb 2009)


Snatch is a good movie and I will be amazed when I witness this.

posted on 12 Jun 2009, 13:21

17. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


You like dags?

posted on 12 Jun 2009, 01:32

14. iberrystorm (Posts: 67; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)


so... is this going to be for verizon wireless?

posted on 12 Jun 2009, 02:50

15. tflex (Posts: 146; Member since: 24 Oct 2008)


whhaaattt????

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