iPhone 4-> LCD or LED?

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  1. EarthNeutron macrumors regular

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    Hi guys, I'm pretty sure that the iPhone 4 was an LCD display, but I read somewhere (or I've heard it at Steve Jobs keynote) that the iPhone 4 had an LED backlit display.

    So... LCD or LED?
     
  2. serialtoon macrumors 6502a

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    LCD and LED are different things. LCD refers to the screen type, where LED refers to the way the screen is back-lit. Im pretty sure its an LED backlit, LCD display.
     
  3. tariqi macrumors newbie

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    Correct. LCD is the display technology, and LED is the back-lighting system. And if you want to get technical, it's an IPS (In-Plane Switching) LCD display that is LED backlit.
     
  4. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    LED = Light Emitting Diode
    LCD= Liquid Crystal DISPLAY


    knowing what the letters stood for would prevent any confusions.
     
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Well, not really since there are LED screens out there.

    Now, those are not really suitable for a cell phone, but there's no way for the OP to know that just by knowing what those letters stand for.
     
  6. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    but thats an LED Display.

    a display comprised of LEDs. You usually see these on giant displays n billboards.
     
  7. EarthNeutron thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know that. That's why I asked whether or not the iPhone 4 had an LED backlit display or just a simple LCD display.

    *EDIT*
    On the Apple webiste, it says that the iPhone 4 has an LCD display. But I'm pretty sure Steve Jobs said LED backlit LCD at the keynote.
     
  8. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/retina-display.html

    to sum it up: the iphone 4 has a Light Emitting Diode backlit In-plane Switching Liquid Crystal Display
     
  9. EarthNeutron thread starter macrumors regular

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  10. jdong macrumors member

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    Just so that you know the right terminology next time, you're thinking of CCFL-backlit for a "traditional" LCD display :)
     

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