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    jewertt's Avatar
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    Default Oleophonic Coating Wearing Off???

    The oleophobic coating on my 3GS seems to be "bubbling" or wearing off in a few places. Is this possible? Has anyone had something similar happen to their 3GS?

    I take great care of my iphone, but have never used any chemicals to clean it.

    Any thoughts???
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    John T's Avatar
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    Yes, probably. Mine is certainly not so effective as it was originally. What's more, Apple do state that its effectiveness will eventually wear off.
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    hanguk9117's Avatar
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    mine began wearing off a few weeks after i got it. i immediately put a screen protector on.
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    Earless Puppy's Avatar
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    I abuse mine, and it is 100% still... Is it bubbling or wearing off? That is 2 different things
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    flyingember's Avatar
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    bubbling sounds like a faulty application of the coating and may be worth talking to Apple about
    wearing off is a natural process caused by friction

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