By Jaime Rivera | August 13, 2011 10:32 PM
Let’s face it, the oleophobic coating that Apple brought to the old iPhone 3GS and the current iPhone 4 simply didn’t perform as intended. Particularly in the case of those of us that own a Black iPhone 4, there’s simply no way around leaving it full of fingerprint oil smudges since the whole thing is made of the glass that attracts it. If you’re also on the list of people that is annoyed by this, there is light at the end of the tunnel as Apple has just filed a new patent that intends to deal with it, and hopefully fix it.
The new patent involves preparing the screen of next generation devices with a “Direct Liquid Vaporization for Oleophobic Coatings”. The process does sound complicated, since it’s “placed in a liquid supply system coupled to a vacuum chamber,” later pressurized, vaporized, and then deposited. Everything could easily be solved if Apple implemented a Matt screen to also light those glossy moments while you read. They’d deal with two very known complaints by just offering an Anti-Glare screen to their newt round of devices.