OEM vs Aftermarket
We are the only shop with in 1000 miles that seperates iPhones screens allowing us to keep original Apple parts. We do this and we do this in house. We carry a huge selection of certified pre owned iPhones with warranties.
We keep Original Apple LCDs. Here’s why:
- LCD vs. TFT The primary difference between low quality LCD screens and high quality LCD screens is the type of technology used. There are two primary types of LCDs, IPS (inpanel switching) and TFT (thinfilm transistors). IPS is the latest LCD technology and provides wider viewing angles, richer color, and better contrast. This is the same technology Apple uses in the iPads, iPhones, and iPods. TFT is a technology that is typically used in older LCD panels and does not offer the same quality as IPS panels . TFT is used by most third party manufactures due to its low cost .
- Weak Glass The glass used on the A/A- replacement screens is, in most cases, either thinner or un-tempered (tempering a a process used to harden glass.. , often both. They break much easier, we know from experience, causing you to need another iPhone screen.
- LCD Flex Cable and Copy Digitizer It may not seem like a big deal to have an aftermarket cable running from the iPhone replacement to your iPhone motherboard but it is. Often times this result in slightly slower performance, lower sensitivity to touch, all while consuming more battery.
- Aftermarket Back Light perhaps the easiest to spot as you iPhone will no longer be as bright or have a slight hue that was not their before, common hues blue and yellow. If that was not another, this is another way an aftermarket screen will effect battery life and performance
- Weak Glue Attaching the Plastic Frame Manufactures will save pennies to put less glue or use inferior glue to connect the plastic frame to the lcd assembly, when you make millions of iPhone replacement screens even a cent will add up, resulting in the already fragile glass to separate from the housing. This will happen on occasion for both qualities but is more common with the lower quality for the obvious reasons.
- Quality Control Tests Another reason these screens are so inexpensive is that when a manufacture is testing the quality of each screen, they find minor defects (dead pixel, small dead spots on the digitizer) or they are determined by the machine to be at a significantly higher risk for malfunction in the future.