Difference Between an Original and a Fake Display of iPhone

In the predominant market, with such a massive demand for iPhones, the fake iPhone market has become very profitable for those fraudulent and unscrupulous phone manufacturers. Earlier, it was easy to differentiate between the fake iPhone and the genuine one but nowadays, it’s very much difficult to find the difference. Moreover, it’s not just about the fake device. In the recent scenario, an authentic iPhone user could also get scammed by the service centres because not all service centres are well-trained, professionals or registered to repair an iPhone. To repair an Apple iPhone or other device, Apple gives certification to the service centres. The certified service centres have the right to repair the iPhones legally. So, one has to be aware of those service centres who says that they will repair your iPhone. The fact is they often cheat people by selling cheaper spare parts at the cost of original spare parts. 

When talking about the iPhone, the most common occurrence for which people easily get scammed is the Fake or copy of the original Display. A genuine iPhone consists of a Display with intuitive and responsive Multi-Touch, great colour accuracy, high brightness, white balance and performance for features like True Tone, Night Shift and Haptic Touch. And all these features are engineered together with iOS software for better quality and optimal performance. And when the iPhone gets the software update consisting of Display updates, the non-genuine display starts to arise performance or compatibility issues.

So, how would a buyer know whether or not the second-hand iPhone he is buying has OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Display used in it? 

We know it’s difficult for many people to know the difference, but luckily, various signs can indicate to you as to whether or not the iPhone’s screen has been replaced. So, we have decided to tip you off quickly on –

How to differentiate between an Original and Duplicate Display in an iPhone?

Following are the points that you should know:

  • Brightness: iPhone having Original Display has better colour reproduction, better viewing angle and it is brighter and vivid while the fake or copy display has a bluish tint. 
  • Screen Navigation: Hold any icon on the screen and move it over the other icons. If the apps move flexibly according to your speed, then the screen is original. However, if the movement of the icon is slow, then definitely, the screen is a copy one. And also check your iPhone’s 3D touch, if it’s working, then it’s original. If it’s not that means either you need to change the phone’s display or the phone already contain fake display.
  • Water Resistance: Original Apple screens consist of a special hydrophobic coat on them, which slide off the water from the screen, preventing it from collecting the water on the surface and leaving any residue behind. However, the replacement screen does not have this quality, which is an indicator of fake display in itself.
  • Size and Bezel: In an original Apple device, the edges of the glass will be much smoother than it will be in the replacement or copy one. The size of the replacement screens tends to be bigger than the OEM parts, so typically it does not fit perfectly on the bezel and end up being dinged up.
  • The Apple Logo: The most important thing to check while buying a second-hand iPhone is to check the Apple Logo. Every part of an iPhone contains an Apple Logo. When you will detach the screen from the phone, you will see a small Apple Logo in the LCD screen flex cable, digitizer cable as well as at the back portion of the screen. If the logo is there, then be assured that the screen is original. If you do not find the logo anywhere, then it is a fake screen. So, before buying an old iPhone, make sure you check everything inside out. 
  • Flex Cable and Digitizer Cable: The quality of the flex cables on your iPhone will give you some clues as to whether the screen is original or has been replaced. OEM cables are usually flexible and soft so that they don’t get damaged at the time of installation. However, the LCD’s cable tends to be more rigid when compared to other cables, as the need to fold it over as many times during the phone’s assembly is not necessary unlike in other cables. Another thing to know is that the strips attached to the original cables are likely to be compact than in the fake ones. The fake display has broader strips with no Apple logo engraved in it.
  • Laser Mark: When you hold the iPhone under the light and notice a blue layer film or a laser mark reflected on the retaining bracket of the front camera, then it’s the indication that the phone has an OEM display.
  • Barcode: When you will look at the back of the display, you will see a barcode and a serial number. If the barcode and the serial no. printed, seems to be bright and clear, then the display is original.

Now that you have known all the differences between an Original and Fake Display used in an iPhone, we hope, now you will not get cheated by the unscrupulous sellers and will go to a registered buyer/seller for buying old phones. 

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