Other Buying used, how to tell if screen is a replacement. 3D Touch and P3 colour?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by raymanh, May 17, 2018.

  1. raymanh macrumors member

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    I'm not sure if it's a requirement to state if your iPhone has had it's screen replaced when listing on eBay, but I'm worried about buying a used on in case it has had a replacement screen. This is because I've seen a lot of stories about poor quality third party screens.

    Might be a silly question, but is this something to worry about? Do all third party screens support 3D Touch and the P3 colour gamut for the iPhone 7 and above?

    Thanks.
     
  2. TC_GoldRush, May 17, 2018
    Last edited: May 17, 2018

    TC_GoldRush macrumors 6502

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    Ask the buyer, easist thing you can do. If he lies, you get a refund. Good luck!

    Edit: sorry misread your question, thought you were buying. Shine a narrow beam of light into the screen likethe person below me stated. Good luck.
     
  3. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Shine a flashlight on the screen. If it appears as a big white blob it’s a replacement.
    If it appears a red green blue then it’s OEM

    The narrower the light beam the better
     
  4. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

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    Easy. NEVER buy Apple kit on eBay.
     
  5. shanshor macrumors regular

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    For what it’s worth, I replaced my screen st a third party shop, and I could immediately notice the degraded quality. If it looks and responds well, you’re probably safe. Also, most third party replacements use thicker glass than Apples. So if you feel a sharp ridge around the home button that can be another clue.
     

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