iPhone 7(+) iPhone 7 Plus Screen Repair question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by andrewtm, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. andrewtm macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2012
    My screen recently shattered and I went to get it replaced at a third-party repair store.

    After the guy replaced it, I immediately noticed the quality was way off and the overall vibrancy seemed washed out, so I told him to put my cracked one back on and I went elsewhere.

    Since I don't live near an Apple Store, I went online to Apple.com and found an authorized repair place and they were charging the full $169. After getting it back, it still seems washed out (but not nearly as washed out as the other place) despite them claiming they get their parts directly from Apple. Specifically, I feel like the iPhone 7's wide-color gamut is missing. I could easily be overthinking it, but perhaps they put a 6 Plus display on my phone by accident?

    Any thoughts?
  2. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    The connector is completely different on the iPhone 6.

    You can easily identify an OEM display by looking for a small Apple logo and 2D barcode on the inside back of the display. It's near the top left edge, same side as the volume buttons. The repair shop can open and show you in less than a minute.
  3. andrewtm thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2012
    Yeah, maybe I'm just overthinking it. They were an authorized repair center actually recommended by Apple.com so maybe I shouldn't worry about it.
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    If you wanted to verify specifically which parts were being used, I would try to venture onto an Apple store and have Apple verify if they are actual OEM parts.

    [Side Note]: I understand in some countries and it’s not everybody’s situation, however; This is not aimed at the OP, but this is exactly why you don’t use third-party repair shops to have iPhones repaired because it’s questionable sometimes for parts they use, questionable service, which Apple guarantees their parts and service.
  5. aakshey macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2016
    Happened to my iPhone 7 too.

    After Apple replaced the display it seemed rather washed out.
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Could be that the replacement screens are just not quite as good as the original.
  7. aakshey macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2016
  8. balderoine macrumors member


    Apr 2, 2016
    Space Gray
    It's very unlikely but I would feel ripped off. Worst case scenario is that someone used your repair request part to replace someone's personal phone with the real deal and they gave you an aftermarket one.

    You can check if you have a fake here: http://blog.rewatechnology.com/first-test-of-china-made-iphone-7-plus-lcd-screen/

    You can post a photo in natural lighting and I'd might be able to tell you..

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