Unannounced iPhone 3G S feature: Oleophobic Multi-Touch™ screen (skin oil repellent)

Eagle-eyed MacDailyNews reader “GizmoDan” found the following on Apple’s “iPhone How To: Cleaning iPhone” page:

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.

According to Merriam-Webster, Oleophobic means “having or relating to a lack of strong affinity for oils.”

In other words, Apple’s new iPhone 3G S’s Multi-Touch™ screen is skin oil repellent*. Less iPhone smudging and wiping is a Very Good Thing™.

More info about Apple’s iPhone here.

*Plus, like all iPhones before it, screen coating or not, iPhone 3G S also hates margarine.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “GizmoDan” for the heads up.]

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