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    Discussion in 'Surface finishes' started by wizardofid, Sep 2, 2009.

    1. wizardofid

      wizardofid Active Member

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      I'm told the new iPhone has a coating to prevent collection of fingerprints on the touchscreen as well as the stainless steel back. Any idea what this coating is?
       
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    3. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      According to the iPhone's technical spec http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html, it's an "oleophobic coating" (it repels oils, basically).

      According to this article, the coating is just on the screen http://www.i4u.com/article25293.html. I notice that there's some criticism of the durability of the coating out there e.g. http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/c ... ematurely/

      I don't know who the manufacturer of their coating could be, but my guess it would be someone like 3M who produce all sorts of coatings for different industrial applications.

      It would be interesting to know who exactly Apple use.
       
    4. sirgabe

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      Further tech on the subject at-

      nano-ram.org/NRT-PBS-HOC.pdf
       
    5. OllieT

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      Re: How do we stop collecting fingerprints on glossy surface

      If it worked, it would be a great product and I'm sure they would sell a lot of it to many different industries. But if they did in fact use such a coating on the new iPhones, as an owner, I can tell you it didn't work. I believe they used the same type of glass that they use on helicopters to make it scratch-proof and durable which seems to work. But as far as a fingerprint proof glossy surface, I think they have to work on that.
       

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