iPhone 3G S is fingerprint resistant

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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19 Comments

1. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

That's good I guess

2. HatedaIphone

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

Nope, Sorry! Still Hate it !!

3. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

You must really enjoy your life...

4. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

9. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

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

5. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

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

6. LP71

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 07, 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!!

8. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 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.

18. yourmom07

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 07, 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

19. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

silly rabbit dix are for chicks!

7. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

11. drewsky

Posts: 147; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

Im with you, I would like to see it.

10. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

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

12. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 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!

13. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

16. BBBOY

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

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

17. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

You like dags?

14. iberrystorm

Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

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

15. tflex

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 24, 2008

whhaaattt????

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