Determine which screen is used in an iPhone 7 Plus?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RichardF, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. RichardF, Jan 12, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2017

    RichardF macrumors 6502a

    RichardF

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    #1
    Is there a way to determine which vendor the screen in an iPhone 7 Plus is from?

    I recall reading Apple is getting panels from Sharp (now owned by Foxconn btw) and Japan Display (a joint venture between Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi).

    How can I tell which panel a phone is built with, from the serial or by plugging in?

    I never buy anything right when it comes out and prefer to wait for the issues to be sorted out.

    So I just got a couple of iPhone 7 Plus devices now that they have been cranking them out for a while. One had a satisfactory blueish screen (like my iPhone 6 devices) and was a keeper.

    The second one however went back and I am now on my 4th replacement.
    Insanity! But I can't settle for the garbage yellowish (warmer) color temp.

    All phones I have gone through were made in the Zhengzhou (Foxconn) factory.

    These two iPhone 7 Plus devices pictured were made in the 52nd week 2016 (left) and 1st week of 2017 (right).
    These two are the best ones I have received so far and in person the one on the left looks better.

    One of my iPhone 6 devices is on the far left set to the same brightness for comparison.

    IMG_5374.JPG
     
  2. DerfBWH macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    #2
    This is... pretty insane. My iPhone 7 Plus has a slightly warmer display than my 6 Plus did, but I lived with it for two days and just got used to it. If you've gotten it swapped four times and still aren't pleased, I'm not sure you ever will be. :-\
     
  3. nickelro macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2013
    #3
    Nobody knows who is the panel supplier judging by the device' serial number / IMEI, mfg week or plant. On the same basis, I've been through 5 (five) units until I found one that is awesome (regarding screen quality in the first place and then the device itself).
    Regarding the photo, the unit on the left indeed seems to have a decent screen, although there's a slight shift to yellow in the bottom right corner, and also the top right corner is a bit darker. The one on the right side is rubbish (rainbow effect all over, darker on the right side from top to bottom etc.).
     
  4. RichardF, Jan 12, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2017

    RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

    RichardF

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    #4
    I don't mean to be rude but your post does nothing for this discussion.

    I did explain one of the two phones was great out of the box. It is possible to get a good panel.

    The second phone is being replaced over and over. It's completely random. I could have gotten an equally good one after the first replacement.

    Because you got used to it... does not mean I or someone else should/ can.
    I am sorry, again, I don't mean to be rude.



    Great eye @nickelro!

    The others I sent back were even worse.


    Thank you for your post.
     
  5. nickelro macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2013
    #5
    Thanks @RichardF - regarding the great eye, sometimes (like this one right here) I'm thinking that my eyes are actually the ones having issues spotting these little things / nuances that are not quite right :)
    Glad my post helped.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #6
    Wow, trying to figure out what vendor makes each screen and go out on a witch hunt and keep exchanging till you get a certain brand of lcd panel? That's insanity IMO.
     
  7. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

    RichardF

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    #7
    You don't know how much I relish getting what I want! :)
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #8
    How much relish? :D
    5500227fdf649-ghk-heinz-sweet-relish-condiments-mdn.jpg
     
  9. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

    RichardF

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    #9
    LOL - I did think of the condiment as I typed that sentence. I asked for it, didn't I?

    That was funny.
     
  10. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    #10
    I can understand wanting a cooler screen. I did this in 2010. But in 2011 and on I just jailbroke my phone and installed a tweak that adjusted the temperature of the screen.

    iOS 10 now includes this option and it does the same thing that tweak did for me since 2011 (color profiles)

    But it's random. You can buy 10 iPhone 7 and 9 will have a really warm screen.
     
  11. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2016
    Location:
    Texas
    #11
    Got 6 for the family, 2 7s and 4 7+ and all had great screens compared to my 6s. Was concerned because of all the "issues" that people seem to have. Can't be happier. Good luck OP.
     

Share This Page