For those of you who have purchased an iPhone in the last couple of days, did you get one with the 5 series screen? It looks like I have to replace my iPhone and hoping that I will get another 5 series screen.
It seems like apple is using diffrent manufacturers for the iPhone screen and diffrences in contrast and brightness can be seen between the screens. One manufacturers screen is affected by the polka dot problem as well. I have no idea how to check which screen I have though.
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It's the last item - versions. That will show firware (firmware?) version and LCD ID. 5 series is good, 7 series not so good.
The problems are well covered on another thread
I received a 7 series about a week after launch......thought it was great, no checkerboards, no white dots.....just pristine......read this forum and found out the problems so I checked my screen thoroughly in all kinds of light.....still perfect.....this past weekend I was at a party and a friend who bought on launch day had his phone with him so I checked the screen.....he had a 5 and my screen was noticeably better.......my blacks were better and his 5 series colors seemed washed out when held next to mine......he is now pissed and wants to exchange for a 7 series screen!!!!!
I think this thread goes to show that it really doesn't matter which series screen you get. There are going to be good and bad screens that end up in the phones regardless. Seems to me the majority of people are being overly anal. I have a 7 series screen and it's fine.
Apple doesn't skimp out on parts. If they're using two manufacturers, they are both good manufacturers. The polka dot problem aside, they are both obviously good screens, as seen in this post.
I have a 7 series and have tried as hard as I possibly can to find those dots, and I can't. My brightness can be outrageous, to the point that at almost all times its down to about 10%, and my colors are gorgeous. Anytime I see photos of the two together, the 5 series ends up looking washed out, so I'm very happy with my screen. People shouldn't worry so much and just be happy they have a well built, very nice phone, no matter the parts! A part in an Apple product, no matter the part, is still an Apple product.
You guys say 7 is better and then this picture says 5 is better.
I thought that they just fixed the problem with the 7 series and they are the same as the 5 now, idk i have a 5 I think, my serial is 5755136 and I dont know about a washed out screen but mine looks great to me its very bright and very vivid, but idk though, I should be heading to the apple store to get a apple care plan so ill compare them there