5 Tips to Tell OEM and Copy LCD of iPhone 6

Here we show you 5 tips to tell the difference between an OEM and copy LCD for the iPhone 6.

Tip 1: Apple Logo



The most obvious evidence towards an OEM iPhone 6 LCD screen is whether or not Apple's logo is present. Are there Apple logos on both the LCD screen flex and digitizer's flex cables? Moreover, is there an Apple logo printed on the back of the LCD screen? If there are, then congrats! You have a 100% OEM manufactured and assembled iPhone 6 LCD screen and digitizer assembly.

Please keep this tip it in mind when you are buying iPhone 6 LCD screens. Additionally, there is a laser mark on the front facing camera's retaining bracket and proximity sensor retaining bracket. If the laser mark is present then you will be able to see a blue layer film reflected in the light on the covers.

Tip 2: Cable Flexibility


The next tip requires you to check out the flexibility of the flex cables. The OEM factories need to produce softer and more flexible digitizer flex cables to make sure that they will not break during installation and after being folded many times. These softer flex cables have a much higher production cost then standard hard flex cables. Keep in mind that only the digitizer's flex should be softer, while the LCD's flex will be harder even on the OEM.

 

Tip 3: Hydrophobic Glass


The OEM LCD screen's glass lens has a special material on its surface, making it hydrophobic. This means that water has no way to stick to the surface and will roll right off, but the material is made so that not even any liquid residue will be left over. It use to be that this was very expensive for 3rd party factories to produce, and residue or “mist” would be left over from the water rolling off the screen. Recently though 3rd party factories have been applying a coating that achieves this effect, but there are still many screens in circulation that do not have this coating.

 

Tip 4: Frame


The fourth tip to tell the difference is by the frame. Real OEM iPhone 6 LCD Screen Assemblies have a smoother and shinier frame. The difference between OEM and a copy part is not easy to describe accurately. The only way to figure it out is to touch and feel the parts, but essentially a real OEM part will have smooth brackets on the frame with no small metal shavings coming off them.

Tip 5: Appearance


Don't judge a book by its cover? Well in this case you can. Real OEM LCD screens are darker than fake copy ones. Compared with the original part, copy iPhone 6 LCD screens tend to have a gray tint to them. As for the glass lenses, the rim and the edges of the OEM part feels much smoother to the touch around the four corners. Reclaimed or copy parts may have kind of a rough trim on the rim and the edges.

 

One more tip. Look at the QR code on the back of the parts. Generally speaking, a QR code is printed on the back, which can't be wiped off easily on an OEM part, but a fake part's QR code will come right off with a little bit of rubbing alcohol.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or contact us by email at: service@etradesupply.com. We'll reply ASAP.

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  1. BY Deividas
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    Hello, I would like to know which one lcd screen for iphone 6 is best? I speak about not original screen, I see in internet shop many different with good quality screen AAA/AAA+++/Oem A+ Which one you can reccomended for me?

  2. BY Weedy phurba
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    How much it cost for repairing of 6S screen with OEM glass

    • BY kaye
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      Hi Weedy, here is the OEM iPhone 6s LCD screen, the cost for repair may higher than this, may this can help you.

  3. BY Mahmoud
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    I need LCD iPhone 6 20 pics
    iPhone 6s 20 pics
    iPhone 6 Plus. 20 pics
    iPhone 6 S plus 20 pics
    iPhone 5. 20 pics
    iPhone 5s 20 pics
    Please send me finally prices
    Wait u

    • BY kaye
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      Hi, Mahmoud, you can visit our site ETrade Supply to contact our customer service to get the final quotation.

  4. BY Whitney
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    Hi! Thanks for the help & tips. I still don’t know though if mine is an original Apple screen or a copy. I took mine to a new screen replacement shop where I live because my screen was on its last leg & I asked & paid for an original Apple screen which was a good bit more than a copy replacement. I tend to play a good bit of games on my phone while at work because I just sit behind a desk & answer phones & I’ve noticed that my finger like skips on games that have never done that before. Also sometimes it doesn’t even pick up that I’m touching my screen. How would I be able to tell since its already installed on my phone? I dont know if its doing this because they suck & messed up installing it or if it isn’t a true Apple screen. Could you please assist me in figuring that out?
    Thanks so much!

  5. BY Peter
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    Hey,
    what does the serial number on the the display actually say?
    If i put a different, but original display in my iPhone 6.
    Can/will the guys at the apple store check if it is the one that belongs to my phone, in case a repair is necessary?

    • BY Kaye
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      Hi, the serial number is used to help you distinguish whether the phone is original brand new or refurbished. if you replace the screen, guess when you come to apple store they can tell whether your phone has been repaired from the screws, adhesives and so on.

  6. BY jaydeep
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    I brought an iphone 5s second but i want to know whether screen is orignal or not! but i dont want to open it so tell me some tips so i can know it from its surface

    • BY kaye
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      Hi, jaydeep, actually it’s a little difficult to tell whether the screen is original or fake,here are some tips just for reference: 1.The OEM LCD screen’s glass lens has a special material on its surface, making it hydrophobic. This means that water drop has no way to stick to the surface and will roll right off. 2. original iPhone LCD Screen Assemblies have a smoother and shinier frame. The difference between original and a copy part is not easy to describe accurately. The only way to figure it out is to touch and feel the parts.3. original LCD screens are darker than copy ones, and for the glass lenses, rim and the edges of the original part feels much smoother to the touch around the four corners.

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