iPhone 5 - Screen Design

droeun

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Jul 25, 2008
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Does anyone know if the screen on the new 5 is similar to the 4/4S where glass and digitizer are glued together?

Just curious so I can carry naked in my pocket without having to worry about dust wiggling its way under the glass over time.

Thanks!
 

renesandy

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Oct 16, 2011
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It's way different. The display and touch panel are infused together, "in-cell" technology. So if you drop the phone you need a whole new display.
 

jclardy

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Oct 6, 2008
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It's way different. The display and touch panel are infused together, "in-cell" technology. So if you drop the phone you need a whole new display.
If you drop it and it breaks...SquareTrade's drop test video didn't even break the display, a few others didn't either. One did, but only by slamming it on the ground.

But I don't think dust under the screen will be an issue.