A feature that was understandably missed in our overview of the new iPhone 3G S should make easy work of a daily chore all mobile phone owners are, at least, familiar (if not obsessed) with. Cleaning the new iPhone 3G S promises to be a lot easier because of Apple’s introduction of a coating on the device that was not used on previous models. This new coating is purported to repel oil that tends to build up on the phone when it touches the skin.
On Apple’s “iPhone How To: Cleaning iPhone” page, an “oleophobic coating” is mentioned with the cleaning instructions: “simply wipe your iPhone’s screen with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove oil left by your hands and face.”
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.
MacDailyNews notes that “oleophobic” means “having or relating to a lack of strong affinity for oils.” Nobody likes an oily, smudged iPhone, so this is great news for all. How often do you clean your phone and how do you usually do it? Let us know in the comments.