iPad mini How to tell if your rMini screen is manufactured by LG or Sharp.

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  1. BygSii, Nov 14, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2013

    BygSii macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2012
    How to tell which screen your rMini has. Lg? Sharp? In the near future... Samsung?

    I hear that the quality of the Sharp LCD screens are lower. http://www.macrumors.com/2013/11/08...ue-to-burn-in-issue-on-sharps-display-panels/

    I hear that the Space Grey 16GB iPad Mini Retina has an LG screen. From the looks of the picture, LG screen is also yellowish/warmer in color. http://www.macrumors.com/2013/11/13...ni-reveals-a7-chip-lg-display-larger-battery/

    I've also seen that the White iPad Mini 16GB retina has a washed out screen with a narrow field of color compared to the Black iPad Air. Couldn't find the link.

    I wonder if Apple gets a screen shipment in, on that day, say LG; and if they are producing 64GB White iPad Mini with Retinas... that a big batch of them get produced that way, or if they are like "Blacks get the LG's! Whites get the Sharp!"

    I ordered a 32GB White, because that is what I wanted. I should get it next week. I sold my black Mini, and the chamfered edges scratched too easily on the black, so that's why I switched.
    Your thoughts on the iPad Mini Retina screen? Have a rMini yourself? How do you like the screen? Post your comments below.
  2. locust76 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2009
    Open it up and find out.
  3. comatose81 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009
    Can't wait for idiots to go into the Apple store asking for an LG screen and making them open 10 minis to find one.
  4. BygSii thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2012
    There should be a way to check with the Serial number or through an app like Geekbench 3.
  5. x-evil-x macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    Do you sleep better at night with a samsung screen or an lg screen?
  6. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    If iOS exposes an API that allows you to determine screen manufacturer, which it doesn't.
  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Can you tell the display manufactorer now on the current iPads, or iPhones? I doubt there is a way.

    I'd also not get worked up who made what, but rather be sure the iPad works as intended. Then relax and enjoy your iPad. If it does not work as intended then return it.
  8. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

    Cool Pup

    Jun 18, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    I have a 32GB rMini and the screen is gorgeous. Better than my Air, for sure, it's a lot sharper.
  9. BygSii thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2012
    What color did you go with?
  10. OneBagTravel macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2013
    I found out that not caring is the best policy. Enjoy your amazing technology instead.
  11. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2010
    I suggest cracking open your iPad mini to confirm it's manufacture. You'll need an ice pick and a blow torch. Don't worry if you find a bad screen because your unit will be completely FUBAR.
  12. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

    Cool Pup

    Jun 18, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Space gray.

    I tried getting photos to compare the Air and Mini but they just don't really turn out well to showcase the differences. It's not massive, but I feel like the Air has less fine detail on pictures when you get super close up and the Mini has more refined details.
  13. evasquez7 macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2012

    Ya. Let's not care about the quality of the $400+ device we are buying. GREAT thinking!

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