iPhone XS iPhone XS screen replacement doubt

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lucasrant, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. lucasrant macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2008
    I recently got a new iPhone XS and promptly cracked the screen after it slipped from my lap while sitting on a chair... I don't have any apple stores nearby, so I wanted to inquire about screen replacements.

    Does anyone know if the screen part for the iPhone XS is the same as the iPhone X?
  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    They are not the same. The screen sizes are different and the Xs screen is OLED while the X is LCD. Unless you purchased Apple Care Plus, screen replacement for your Xs is going to be expensive.
  3. Slicklx, Oct 28, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2018

    Slicklx macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2016
    Screen size the same, both oled.
  4. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    You may want to check your facts before posting.
  5. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    That is incorrect. X also uses OLED.
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Samsung supplies the OLED panels for the iPhone currently, which would be the exact same display if I recall correctly, I don’t believe Apple has made any significant changes to the XS dispay Over the 2017 X.
  7. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    You're correct, I was thinking of the 8 and 8+. Sorry about the misinformation.
  8. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Wrong the X is also OLED.
  9. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

    Jun 15, 2018
    OLED or not I can 100% guarantee you it’s not the same part. Also, ANY part you get from anyone except apple is not OEM (and if it is, it is stolen). Apple does not sell original parts to third-parties.

    Finally, having a third-party tamper with your phone will destroy its waterproofing (not that there are any parts for the XS going around at the moment, stolen OEM, reverse-engineered knockoffs or not)

    Your options:
    1) Send it in. Since it’s so new they might just give you a new one for the price of the replacement.
    2) Try to purchase AppleCare+ and then send it in (i think your phone has to pass some remote diagnostics first, I don’t think a cracked screen makes it fail such diagnostics).

    I wouldn’t say 2) is cheating the system because this is a loophole so large you could get a whale through it, Apple knows it and does it willingly. Plus they’re a trillion dollar corporation.

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