iPhone X Is it possible to use non apple parts on iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fred8000, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. fred8000 macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2018
    I left my Silver 64GB X for repairs. It was going unresponsive for a couple of times. I am very behind with technology so i decided to leave it to the specialists. Now i bought the device from a very big carrier here in Europe (biggest in my country) that have their own repair services authorized by various phone companies including Apple. What they did was they reinstalled the firmware and they said it was probably software issue. The thing is ever since they returned my device either i am getting paranoid (becuase i am very paranoid by nature), but i feel the phone is bit laggy and the camera looks bit stranger? Now the carrier is very very popular among Europe so i have a lot of trust in them but i fear that someone on the repair services may have tried to replace parts of the device? I know that makes no sence but with my paranoia all outcomes are in my head. So what i want to ask is is it possible for parts from the iphone (motherboard, camera or whatsoever), to be replaced with like cheaper one or defective from other phone. I know they have no reason to do that considering its so big company but i just want to know if its theoretically possible (maybe some of the tech engineeres become corrupt?) I kinda feel my device is acting strangely. I sometimes see a flashing image of the app icons like appearing on the screen and dissapearing for like a half of the second. Another thing is when i gave them the device it was 11.2 now its updated to 11.3 could it be the updated that makes the device to feel bit odd?
    Again, i trust my carrier, but i have my paranoia about the stuff in the repairs, although highly unlikely, still wanna know is there danger that they've replaced parts of my device with cheaper or defective ones, can parts from iphone at all be replaced?
  2. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    Yes, it's possible. If it were not possible, then iPhone repair shops would not exist.

    If they wanted your original parts, they would likely exchange your display for an aftermarket part. If you have a screen protector, you can tell immediately.

    Is it likely? Depends where in Europe.
  3. fred8000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2018
    Well it's not repair shop its the Mobile Carrier's repair center, the carrier is based in Norway or Sweeden i wont name it but i operates in almost all central and eastern Europe
  4. ericwn macrumors 68020

    Apr 24, 2016
    While I wouldn’t trust a carrier company particularly much, they are usually not in the stealing-parts business.

    Please make sure you have exceeded all software troubleshooting before further developing that idea that your carrier might have put in cheaper parts into your device.

    Restore the phone to factory condition and apply no backup - start fresh, then re-evaluate the issues you think you’re experiencing.
  5. fred8000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2018
    Okey, apart from the screen, is there are parts of the iphone that they can replace, like parts that can affect the phone's inner hardware and so on.
    My phone has 2 years warranty from the same carrier.
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    And is there a way i can tell parts were replaaced?
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    By the way the phone was with Screen protector and they've return it to me with the protector, however i bought the protector from their shops as well, meaning they can easily buy the same and replace id. Apart from that i have 2 years warranty from the company, they have very strict rules that if you allow other repair center to mess with the device you lose warranty with them so thats why i choose they services, and they were really quick and kind, we had similar problem in the past with different carrier they didn't even wanted to take the device, but they were less creditable company.

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