B116XW05 V6 Screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by $MacUser$, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2005
    Los Angeles
    So I know there's been much talk of the Samsung vs. LG screens. In my particular air, I'm getting this showing up in terminal: B116XW05 V6

    Some poking around revealed this option is quite rare, and there're no specific mentions of this model anywhere. It seems to be manufactured by AUO, which I know next to nothing about. However, I believe they manufacture Chimei monitors, and having used one for a few years I can say they're of a good quality.

    In the limited time I've used this one I can see no obvious defects or shortcomings, but I'm curious what the community thinks of this manufacturer.
  2. macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    it is normal for Apple to source displays from multiple manufacturers for all of their products.

    You may just be seeing that they have started to ask another manufacturer to come on board for MBA displays.

    To this point we have only seen LG & Samsung in Airs as far as I've read.

    Given all the recent legal stuff with samsung it doesn't surprise me to see other manufacturers involved.
  3. macrumors member

    May 14, 2011
    I've been compiling a list of MBA 11" screens in the hopes of trying to fix mine :( Here's what I found so far:

    2010 model
    LP116WH4-TPA1 (LG Phillips)
    AUO B116XW05 (AU Optronics)

    2011 model
    LP116WH4-TJA3 (LG Phillips)
    AUO B116XW05 V0, v1, v6 (AU Optronics)
    LTH116AT01A04 (Samsung)

    Are these screens compatible for the same model year i.e. can I swap an LG Phillips screen for an AUO if I can get ones for the MBA 2010 model?

    And is it possible to use a MBA 2011 screen on a 2010 model? I'd rather not go into EDID hacking and all that.
  4. macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2013
    My air 11' 2013 i5/8/512 arrived today and screen is: B116XW05 V7

  5. macrumors 6502

    Nov 17, 2011
    I got same B116XW05 V7 on my 2013 i5/8/256
  6. macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2013
    it is a KILLER SCREEN :):):):):):):):)
  7. macrumors 6502

    Nov 17, 2011

    So far I'm really liking it...wonder how it compares with the LG and Samsung?
  8. macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2013

    B116XW05 V7
    Color LCD

    For Real? why?

    thanks for making my day!

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