iPhone 8(+) Source for OEM iphone 8 screens?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Uabcar, Oct 11, 2018 at 8:28 AM.

  1. Uabcar macrumors 6502

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    Hi all.

    I just replaced my cracked iphone 8 screen with one from ifixit. Repair process, their tools and guide were great. For some reason I hadn't considered the fact that I'd get a lower quality screen. Unfortunately this new screen is driving me crazy.

    Is there a good source for OEM/OEM quality screens? Or do are they only available through Apple?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Apple is the only one unless you can find a 8 being parted out.

    Apple does not sell parts to anyone.
     
  3. BugeyeSTI, Oct 11, 2018 at 12:26 PM
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  4. JPack macrumors 68030

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    You can verify it because the flex cables on the replacement display assembly have an Apple logo on them.

    In the image below, REWA has blacked out the Apple logo with a Sharpie to avoid legal issues, but if you wipe off the marker ink with alcohol, the logo will be there.

    https://www.rewatechnology.com/media/rewa_pc/product/13468/1509907103866275370.jpg

    There are plenty of ASPs around the world that can order OEM displays and provide them to resellers.
     
  5. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68000

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    So let’s say the OP installs one of these displays on his phone then decides to go get a battery replacement at Apple a week later. Will it pass a hardware test or would apple think it was the not the original display that came with the phone(even if he removed the sharpie on the Apple symbol)?
     
  6. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    I highly recommend Etradesupply, get the highest quality “OEM.” You Pay a premium, but the screens I received were too good to tell any quality difference from the original screen

    You could also buy “working pull” from eBay. While considered used, they would be genuine; different levels of condition to choose from
     
  7. JPack macrumors 68030

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    It should pass hardware tests. In some instances, these parts are non-calibrated OEM displays ordered by ASPs from Apple. In other instances, the display assembly is pulled from an existing iPhone and only the glass is replaced. All other parts in the assembly are OEM.

    In terms of battery service, Apple's policy does not require that the original display be installed.
     
  8. BugeyeSTI, Oct 11, 2018 at 3:48 PM
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    I’ve used there “best” oem iPad screen replacement and they were nothing special. After three months, the oem replacement started to fail to register touch in certain areas of the screen as well as phantom touches... Also when comparing the original to the Etradesupply replacement there was a noticeable quality difference in the ribbon cables as well as the spacing of the grid pattern on the digitizer that recognizes the touch input. The original Apple screen had a much more dense grid compared to the replacement.. I would trust the ones @JPack recommended over Etradesupply just from personal experience
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Kind of unrelated, yet related:

    Interestingly enough, I found out that a company Known as ‘Ubreakifix’ uses Apple OEM displays for their iPhone 7 and 8 for replacements to customers, however, they do redact any Apple identifying information on the displays, but that’s what I was told direct from a store manager.
     
  10. Ebok macrumors regular

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    put the old one back on and get it done through apple.
     

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