iPhone 3GS' oleophobic coating wearing thin?
Check out the pictures at the bottom of this page. From left to right, picture number 1 shows the uncleaned front of the phone with the circle from playing 'Flick Fishing'. The next picture shows the result of Mr. Traum's cleaning of his phone and the circle is much less visible to the naked eye. The last shot shows the mark returning to become more apparent after the effects of the cleaning wear off.
Has anyone else suffered the same problems with the oloephobic coating on their iPhone 3GS? Is this just a lone incident or has a good idea by Apple to stop fingerprint magnet handsets from getting marked up, turned into a much worse problem?
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source: iFUN.de (Translated) via EngadgetMobile
2. lolipopjones posted on 05 Jul 2009, 08:27 0 0
The screen is probably just defective. The Hero is going to have the same issue aswell in a small number of batches... Its a coating you're going to get X number of glass screens that didn't bond correctly.
5. sprntfanboi02 posted on 05 Jul 2009, 11:07 0 0
actually this probably isnt an isolated incedent, i have heard the phone is having problems all around......plus this now with the coating wearing off.....sounds like alot of 30 day returns apple
6. legionsreturn (unregistered) posted on 05 Jul 2009, 12:23 0 0
sounds like it needs an actual razor to fix that screen!
7. E.N. posted on 05 Jul 2009, 13:06 0 0
Are you saying that this is not sn isolated incident because you've heard about other problems the 3GS has or is it not an isolated incident because you have actually probably heard of many similar problems?
13. lolipopjones posted on 05 Jul 2009, 20:02 0 0
It probably isn't an isolated due to the amount of phones sold. If they sold 1 million and 10% fail or have some form of issues that 10% is still a huge number.... Nothing is perfect but its better then the Storms 35% return/failure rate.
4. stuntz posted on 05 Jul 2009, 10:38 0 0
to bad it doesnt have a removable back, and battery... Apple could just replace the back covers and save themself the trouble of having to replace the whole phone when this happens...
9. trentsinmypants posted on 05 Jul 2009, 14:11 0 0
hes got to be using some type of cleaner on his screen. There is no way he rubbed the coating off just from playing a game (unless he has WAY too much time on his hands)
10. secondcor517 posted on 05 Jul 2009, 15:55 0 0
that's not the back of the phone, it's the front. you can see the speaker in the pics.
11. Mr Coolguy Face posted on 05 Jul 2009, 17:04 0 0
iPhonearena does it again LOL its clearly the front of the phone, why do they keep stating that its the back? I can see messing up once but not one of those shots looks like its of the back. . . we tall did! ha ha.
12. PhoneArena Team posted on 05 Jul 2009, 18:56 0 0
You are correct. It is the front of the phone. Thank you for your comment and the article will be revised.
14. Howtoodo? posted on 06 Jul 2009, 09:05 0 0
I could of sworen that i read article here that stated in recent studies, iphones are built to last about 2 years before things start goin wrong.
15. YouLostTheGame posted on 06 Jul 2009, 22:43 0 0
All I know is that EVERY ipod I've ever owned has had some kind of problem with it. That's why my trust in Apple's craftsmanship is so poor. I just don't think they make a quality portable device. Their computers on the other hand, I love and have never had any kind of problem with.