June 10, 2009
Oleophobic what now? It's really just a fancy way of saying that the new iPhone 3G S's screen has a fingerprint-resistant coating, which is great for those of you who are sick and tired of constantly buffing your fingerprint (or face) grease off of your current iPhone's screen. Apple has not only listed this new feature in the iPhone 3G S's technical specifications, but they have also added a cleaning method for the device in their "iPhone How To" section:
To clean iPhone, unplug all cables and turn off iPhone (press and hold the Sleep/ Wake button, then slide the onscreen slider). Then use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Avoid getting moisture in openings. Don’t use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean iPhone. 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.Basically, with the iPhone 3G S you won't have to dampen your lint-free cloth, just start wiping. Now you can add another item to your list of reasons why you must upgrade to the iPhone 3G S.