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    How long does the oleophobic surface last?
    I've heard from iPhone 3GS users that the surface eventually wears off and you're back to the plain glass surface. Anyone know how long it should last (understanding that my mileage may vary)

    The oleophobic surface is quite impressive though. I just have to lightly wipe the surface with a microfiber and all mudges from writing multiple emails is gone! It's pretty amazing, and I'll be sad when it's gone.
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    My kid does over 10k text messages a month, his 3GS is perfect. No worries...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadApple View Post
    My kid does over 10k text messages a month, his 3GS is perfect. No worries...
    Good God. Assuming he sleeps 8 hours a day, that's one text every 3 minutes while he's awake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadApple View Post
    My kid does over 10k text messages a month, his 3GS is perfect. No worries...

    ...and I thought the 2500-3000 I sent was an issue !

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan828 View Post
    Good God. Assuming he sleeps 8 hours a day, that's one text every 3 minutes while he's awake.
    One text every three minutes, that's it? I can easily send/receive several dozen in that time period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleurya View Post
    I've heard from iPhone 3GS users that the surface eventually wears off and you're back to the plain glass surface. Anyone know how long it should last (understanding that my mileage may vary)

    The oleophobic surface is quite impressive though. I just have to lightly wipe the surface with a microfiber and all mudges from writing multiple emails is gone! It's pretty amazing, and I'll be sad when it's gone.
    My coating lasted about 7 months before being gone on the 3gs. I would say my usage is moderate to light and the phone was well treated (used a microfiber on its face).

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    How do you even know when its gone?

    I guess since I use a screen cover i cant tell as much on my 3GS.

    Paulie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulie420 View Post
    How do you even know when its gone?

    I guess since I use a screen cover i cant tell as much on my 3GS.

    Paulie
    You know its gone when you see fingerprints on the phone all the time, even when you just use it for something simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadApple View Post
    My kid does over 10k text messages a month, his 3GS is perfect. No worries...
    Seems to need to book your kind into texters annonymus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the8thark View Post
    Seems to need to book your kind into texters annonymus.
    Every month it's about 10 k just checked it's at 8700 now with 9 days left in cycle

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