Which iPhone screen do you have?

Which LCD panel does your iPhone have?

  • Panel starting with 7

    Votes: 126 57.0%
  • Panel starting with 5

    Votes: 95 43.0%

  • Total voters


macrumors 68040
Nov 9, 2004
Salt Lake City, UT
Launch day iPhone with a 7 series screen here. While I can see the dots, I have to hold the screen up very close to my eyes and tilt it at a certain angle. Nothing to complain about, at least on my screen.


macrumors 6502
Jul 2, 2007
Honolulu, Hawai'i
Launch day iPhone with a 7 series screen here. While I can see the dots, I have to hold the screen up very close to my eyes and tilt it at a certain angle. Nothing to complain about, at least on my screen.
Same here, i got to compare my iphones screen quality to my friends 5. i prefer my iphones screen. His was a lot brighter like everyone has said, and mines had much nicer contrast. I didnt get to see what the brightness was set on his, but i keep mine at about 1/3 and its still really bright.


macrumors member
Feb 21, 2007

I only see the white dots if I hold my iPhone directly under a lamp with all other lights in the room off, but in normal lighting conditions I have no problems.


macrumors regular
Jun 30, 2007
No defects at all, just personal preference. Under normal use, you cant see the pattern. I keep my brightness at 40% MAX, any more toasts my eyes. I have a 7, my buddy a 5. The difference is so marginal most people wouldnt know. On a micro level, I prefer the 7, videos pop a little more as do photos. Again, marginal though...

ash =o)


macrumors regular
Aug 3, 2007
5* and i think i may have one dead pixel in the middle of my screen
if i look at it from straight above it looks like a dead pixel but if i look at it from the side it looks like its a "floating black dot" in the middle of the glass, idk if its really a dead pixel or just a reallly micro size piece of dust. (i have a screen protector on it)


macrumors 68030
Nov 18, 2006
Tox - I just discovered the same thing last night in the corner of the screen. It looks like it's on the protector but I can't get it off. I'm banking on the spec being between glass & shield but I don't want to peel up this corner to find out. If you figure it out, pls post.

I can't imagine there'd be a spec IN the glass layers?


macrumors 6502
Sep 13, 2006
First in line on :apple:iDay and got a "5". Looks very clear, no dots (grainy look), and no dead pixels as far as I can tell.


macrumors newbie
Mar 10, 2005
I have a 7455232 (just bought it last week) from a Cingular store and I do not see any dots (as far as I can tell)


macrumors 604
Apr 6, 2007
I have a 7 series. I can see the dots if I look REALLY close up on the screen, but they are not nearly as apparent as some of the photos I've seen here. I have to be nose-to-screen with mine to notice them. That said, I THOUGHT I could notice dots in the same way when I stared at a 5 series screen at an Apple store. I've also seen some 5's at the Apple store whose screens looked bright, but seriously washed out (unable to produce a solid black without the white of the backlight leaking through).

That said, I don't notice this at all in my daily use. I've noticed no other defects, so I'm certainly not going to return it and demand a 5.

I have a couple of high-res cameras (including a Hassleblad with a PhaseOne P45) so I'm going to try and image my 7* over the weekend, and see what the camera finds.


macrumors 6502
Jan 19, 2006
I purchased my phone on Sept 12, it's a 7 series and looks great. sorry about the inconvenience some of you had to go threw.


macrumors regular
Jul 7, 2007
You have to go to field test mode by entering *3001#12345#* and go to Versions, there you will see an LCD Panel ID.

I don't know who makes the two LCD panels, but one starts with a 7 and one with a 5.

Mine is, 7455232.

List yours and vote on which you have.

I had a version 5 panel and found it to be way more crisp and even before I had to exchange out my iPhone.
i have the exact same number as you.


macrumors 6502
Sep 13, 2006
Two - 5 series

Bought my iPhone on iDay and it is a "5" (AT&T store)
Bought wife's iPhone 2 days ago, also "5" (Apple store)


macrumors 68000
Feb 27, 2004
Mine is 7455232

Everything looks great except for very dark scenes in videos - where I get the negative black effect that people have been reporting with the iPod Touches. Not sure if I'm keeping it or if I'll try to exchange it yet.

EDIT: forgot to mention that I bought mine about 10 days ago. Anybody else having the negative black problem with a recently purchased iPhone?