iPhone 8(+) Are the 8/8+ LCD Displays LED Backlit?

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  1. puma1552 macrumors 603

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    I'm assuming the LCDs in the 8/8+ are LED backlit? Apple's site doesn't mention it, but can't imagine they aren't.

    And if that's true, the max brightness of the displays should not degrade over time, correct?
     
  2. JPack macrumors 68040

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    Yes, there is a single strip of 12 LEDs on the top of the display assembly.

    The brightness of LEDs degrade over time, just like florescent backlights.
     
  3. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Really? I thought one major advantage of LEDs was that the brightness didn't degrade over time...
     
  4. JPack macrumors 68040

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    LEDs provide a much longer life and the major advantage is the reduced thickness compared to CCFL backlights. But LEDs do degrade in brightness over time.
     
  5. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    As ^he says, LED DO DEGRADE over time but just not as fast as CCFL, by the time you notice it, the phone will be obsolete and you are replacing it for performance reasons.
     
  6. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    All light sources degrade. Just a matter of when. OLED does even faster but it should last the lifetime of the phone. Partly wise I am waiting to buy a OLED TV. Just not worth spending $1,600 on a TV with that life span when I can get a good LCD TV.
     
  7. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a

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    As said above the iPhone 8 & 8+ LED backlit displays do degrade overtime. But by the time they completely burn out you should have a new phone.
     
  8. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a

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    So, on average... how long until they degrade and roughly what percentage? I know thats a difficult question to ask, but anyone with that sort of background want to chime in on an example of usage vs. led degradation? Just curious and thank you for your time if you do reply.
     
  9. MC6800 macrumors 6502

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    It would largely depend on usage, but for comparison I've been using an LED-backlit Macbook Pro 18 hours a day for 7 years and can still turn up the brightness to blinding levels. A phone, with generally much lower display usage, should easily last into antique years.
     
  10. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    Generally speaking you'll be fine if you follow the 2 year upgrade cycle. Once you reach around 3-4 plus years you might notice a difference if you're a heavy heavy user.
     
  11. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    You are mega missing out on OLED. It’s just incredible.
     
  12. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    Not worth $1,600 for a TV to last me 5-6 years when I don't watch TV much. I have a Note 8 and OLED is good but not worth 1,600
     
  13. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    5-6 years is ages for a TV these days. Also, I feel like you pulled that time out of somewhere non-factual. :)
     
  14. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    So? That TV isn't going to last longer then that. The panel will die before it gets that far. Nature of the technology. The new micro led tvs is actually more interesting because it get the blacks of OLED but doesn't have any organic parts of it like OLED does.
     
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    LED panels generally have a long life span, but generally the user will not see the subtle changes as the LED panel ages with use or the “Dimming effect”. However, in terms of LED panels on the iPhone, Apple has the best in the industry and the calibration/brightness is well executed.
     
  16. acorntoy macrumors 65816

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    Well if you don’t watch it much, it’ll last much longer......

    My 1080p from 2005 still works perfect ( with a ccfl backlight :eek:)
     
  17. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    Which then makes it a waste to spend 1600 on a TV I won't use. Can easily wait for the price to drop. I am happy with my Sony X900E
     
  18. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Of course the TV will last longer than that. Either way, life is too short to miss out. The X900E isn’t in the same ballpark.
     
  19. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    Who said the X900E in the same ballpark? It's also $600 less at the time of purchase and off MSRP it's over $1,000 less. I use it much so why spend that much more for a TV when I can save my money and get a good OLED TV 5-7 years down the line for half the cost you guys bought it as. Same thing with 4k tvs. I waited until 2017 to get a 4k tv.


    Either way my point of the fact was OLED panels will burn out faster then LED panels which is a fact. The OLED panel will live the life of the device in question (phones) so LED should have no issue. Just buy Apple care and you'll be fine
     

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