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5 Differences between Original and Fake Screen Repairs for iPhone

Apple iPhones are known worldwide for their stunning display quality. However, when people have their iPhone undergo some screen repair or replacement, they get deceived with fake screen repairs. This is because of the existence of some third-party copies in the market.

You can easily differentiate between the build and quality of an original and the fake ones. Let’s move further and insight into some of the major differences between original and fake screen repairs for the iPhone.

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1) Markings on Flex Cable

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Most of the iPhone screens are comprised of two basic things: 

  • Digitizer
  • Display

All you need to do is look for a “V” shape on both Digitizer Flex and the Display/LCD Flex. If both of them contain this symbol, then you have original parts or screen repairs.

However, this may not be the case with every “V” marked on these parts. Sometimes either of them has a mark, and the other one misses it. Therefore, concerning those scenarios, if you have a “V” mark on LCD Flex, you have an original LCD but fake Digitizer. Also, the “V” mark only on Digitizer Flex exhibits the original Digitizer but fake screen.

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2) LCD Flex Cable IC Chip

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LCD Flex cable has an IC chip at its bottom responsible for regulating power and displaying information from the mainboard to the LCD itself. 

However, this part can also be fake, and we have got a very interesting trick to figure that out. The original IC has an upside-down triangle engraved on it, but the fake one misses it. 

Ensure your LCD Flex cable IC chip has this triangle on it, and if not, avoid purchasing that phone or repairing service from a vendor.

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3) Resolution Quality

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iPhones have an outstanding display concerning resolution. Either it is the LCD or OLED, you get stunning results from both of them. However, this is not the case with copy display panels.

If you want to figure out whether your iPhone screen is original or not, then one is through retina or HD quality DPI of the display. Fake iPhone screens don’t have HD quality DPI, so; you can easily compare it by placing the original screen side by side.

This will eventually enable you to identify the fake screen and save you from fraud.

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4) Screen Glass

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If you want to replace the glass of your iPhone due to cracks in it or some other reasons, then you should have an idea whether the technician is providing you with original glass or some fake copy.

The original iPhone screen contains gorilla glass that has:

  • Higher water resistance properties
  • Anti-dust properties
  • Anti-fingerprint properties
  • Scratch resistance properties

However, you won’t see all these features in the fake screen glass.

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5) Temporary Freezing of Your iPhone’s Screens

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Most iPhone users complain about screen freezing at different intervals. This is because of the fake display panel. If you have got your screen replaced, then there are chances to get stuck at some intervals in the future. 

However, the original screen doesn’t freeze at all unless it has some bug that can easily be solved by restoring the device.

Click here to read a comprehensive guide on Apple’s official website to know more about the difference between original and fake iPhone screens.


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Ravi Shah


Ravi is the head of Content Strategy at iFixScreens Corporate. With over a decade of experience writing technical content for his readers, Ravi has helped thousands of readers with helpful content, tips, and tricks. He mainly writes content related to gadget repairs, such as iPhones, Smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

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