Can Apple replace ONLY glass on iPhone 7 (i.e. not the LCD)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dallas112678, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2008
    My first iPhone 7 had a yellow gradient problem where it would become ever so slightly warmer/yellow as it goes toward the bottom. Replaced it and the new phone has most likely the most uniformed tint to any iPhone I've owned. With that being said, the edge of the glass on the bottom near the home button seems slightly "warped" and doesn't sit totally flush with the body.

    So, as the title says, can Apple only replace the glass and NOT the LCD in store? I'm absolutely not chancing a new screen over this, but it's still slightly disheartening that I was so close to having a pretty much perfect phone for my OCD eyes.
  2. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA

    The screen and digitizer are replaced together, if this is what you mean.
  3. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2016
    living hell
    No, because all of the parts are fused together
  4. JPack macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2017
    Glass lens replacement is only done by more sophisticated phone/tablet repair shops.

    Apple stores don't do it likely because it requires far too much training and it needs to be done in a dust-free environment.
  5. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    Perhaps not for the 7, but the street vendors in Shenzhen have the equipment to build screens from the component parts.

    There was a cool YouTube video a while back where a guy got an iPhone built out of spare parts sourced from the street vendors and market places in Shenzhen.

    But for the OP, yeah it's not feasible.
  6. JPack macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2017
    I visit that SZ electronics market a couple times a year when I go back for vacation.

    The glass lens removal and lamination can be done with any iPhone including the 7. To do it properly (Apple quality), it needs to be done in a dust-free environment with the operator wearing dust-control garments. Otherwise, the result is similar to applying a screen protector with dust trapped underneath. I'm just saying Apple doesn't replace lenses in-store because doing it properly requires a lot of effort.
  7. dallas112678 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2008
    Sigh, went against my much better judgement and swapped the phone. New phone has two different tints, warm white up top (as it should be) and a more pinkish/magenta tint toward the bottom.

    Oh well, to the genius bar I go. Now just need to create a picture to show off what I'm talking about since Genius's *somehow* are never able to see screen issues...

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