iPhone X Aftermarket LCD for OLED iPhone X

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  1. JPack macrumors 68040

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    We're starting to see aftermarket LCD replacements for the iPhone X. These products started showing up a month ago and other sites reported this a couple weeks ago.

    What's interesting to note is the price of this display is about half the cost of an aftermarket OLED iPhone X assembly. This means the display cost is in the same ballpark as an iPhone Plus LCD. IHS Markit previously estimated the cost of the TrueDepth module at only $16.70. This means Apple has a lot of wiggle room to price the 6.1" model between $600-$800 since it only has one rear camera and no 3D Touch.

    This should also completely dispel the myth that an LCD cannot be thin-bezel or have a notch.

    https://www.etradesupply.com/blog/d...termarket-oled-screen-aftermarket-lcd-screen/

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  2. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    Up to spec and possible is 2 different things. There is a rumor going around Apple will delay the lcd rumored phone because of the notch with the lcd model and light bleeding issues
     
  3. JPack thread starter macrumors 68040

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    JDI is merger of Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi. In a sense, nearly all of Japan is working to save their LCD industry. Is it possible JDI can't manufacture to spec? Yes, but it seems extremely unlikely given JDI's past performance.
     
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  5. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    LCD is going to die the same way the tubes screens did. Once OLED becomes as cheap to make as LCD panels they will be the new norm . They take less electricity so better for the consumer
     
  6. acorntoy macrumors 65816

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    There’s other promising technologies such as micro led. Look at how promising plasma was for TVs for so many years. OLED has some crippling flaws (doesn’t mean it isn’t one of the best atm).
     
  7. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    It is the best out there available. Better color saturation, better viewing angles and best of all lower consumption of electricity. Micro led is nowhere close to consumer consumption and OLED is still a few years away to make it to main stream.
     
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    this company selling aftermarket screens doesn't seem to have a very high opinion of their own product. Kind of funny to watch actually
     
  9. JPack thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Rewa doesn't sell this product. They do sell OEM and other high-quality aftermarket parts though.
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    The power consumption factor is often overestimated. According to DisplayMate,

    "Currently, OLED displays are more power efficient than LCDs for Average Pictures Levels of 65 percent or less, and LCDs are more power efficient for Average Picture Levels above 65 percent."

    If you look at the ghosting and burn-in issues with OLED, it's not the perfect technology that completely displaces LCD.
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    As of right now, micro LED is not ready for mass production, but I would not say it’s ‘nowhere near’, considering it’s fairly obvious Apple is experimenting with micro LED through various rumors and they acquired Luxeview back in 2014 (Who specializes in Micro-LED) . I would venture on to say that Micro LED will be predominant by 2020, which is not that far off, assuming Apple can line up the necessary suppliers to manufacture the panels. Which in all likeliness, the Apple Watch first, then migrate to the iPhone.
     
  11. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    It won’t unless you have piles of cash to waste on a first gen product which will probably a tv (Samsung). You won’t have a cost effective micro led displays until 2022at least. Just look at LCD costs and OLED. You can also look at 1080p and 4K TVs. 4K has just reached prices where it’s reasonable and not for the geek level status anymore. OLED is coming close to main stream level soon as far as TVs goes and probably a few years away. We will have a while to wait for it otherwise why would Apple really invest in OLED at all then if it was going to be 2020?

    I still say it’s far away from tvs, phones and just in general because of price
     

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