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New iPhone 3G S Screen Fingerprint-Resistant & MobileMe “Find My iPhone” Live!

June 10th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Apple, Applications, iPhone

Hey everyone, well this was not only not offocially announced at WWDC, but it seems that it was announced on Apple’s website. It seems that the iPhone 3G S’ screen wasn’t (the rumored) OLED screen that many people wanted, but rather the same screen, but with a “fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating”. Fingerprint smudges on the iPhone’s screen have been a very annoying neusance since the day we first touched the screen, but it seems Apple has solved this issue as well in the new iPhone 3G S.

Apple also goes on to say that you should only clean the iPhone 3G S’ screen with a dry cloth, rather than with a moist, damp, cotton rag as used with all previous iPhone and iPod touch devices.

Now, on to MobileMe. As you may have remembered a mysterious “Find My iPhone” page popped up on 3.0 betas an was later confirmed by Phil at the WWDC keynote on Monday. So “Find My iPhone” allows you to remotely wipe it if it is stolen. It will beep very loudly (on silent mode or not) and begin wiping the iPhone clean.

Well it seems Apple has turned this feature on in MobileMe. So if you are a developer or managed to get a copy of the Gold Master version of iPhone OS 3.0 (build number 7A341) and have a paid $99 MobileMe subscription then try it out (or if you don’t want to have to restore then, you know, don’t.)

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5 Comments so far ↓

  • Pyrofallout

    FinyMyiPhone I think may be the coolest feature out of all of 3.0.

    I tested it out last night on my 3G running the 3.0 GM on AT&T and it worked perfectly in MobileMe. FindMyiPhone (at least for us MobileMe users) is a godsend IMO.

    Godbye Findmyi and goodbye Cylay, both worked, albeit not always well, but now we have a true solution!

  • Alan Vazquez

    Sweet. I am going to update to 3.0 GM on Saturday. Thats the only day i will have time for a while. I am going to attempt to get us all some 3G S features such as voice controls and acessibility. Did Apple allow the battery percentage control? Settings->General->Usage

  • Pyrofallout

    No options in there that I see. Just the normal battery/voice/data usage stats.

    Voice control would be awesome!

  • Alan Vazquez

    Nope. Don’t worry, I’ll enable it for everyone!

  • Pyrofallout

    Just setup Automatic Wi-Fi Login with a hotspot. This is pretty cool stuff!!

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