iPhone 3GS' oleophobic coating wearing thin?

iPhone 3GS' oleophobic coating wearing thin?
iPhone 3GS user Samsas Traum has a fondness for the game 'Flick Fishing' which he plays on his touchscreen handset. The problem is, playing the game (which is available at the App Store) has helped him rub the oleophobic coating off of an area on the front of the phone. Before the new iPhone was released, we told you that Apple had coated the device with a substance that was supposed to help resist fingerprints on the device. We pointed out that Apple, on its' own web site, had said the best way to clean the new 3GS was to wipe it with a soft lint-free cloth.

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


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