No More Greasy Screen, New iPhone Gets Fingerprint-Resistant Coating

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As well as faster hardware and a better camera, the new iPhone 3GS has a surprise feature that totally sells it for me: an oleophobic coating that makes the screen resistant to face oil and fingerprints.

“The display also features an oil-resistant coating that keeps the iPhone screen clean,” says Apple on a new iPhone 3GS technology webpage.

Oleophobic coatings are used in some sunglasses, making them resistant to greasy fingers, oily faces and dust.

A Japanese iPhone accessory maker, New Sharp Image, offers an oil-reistant screen protector for the iPhone and other devices.