The iPhone 6 needs no introduction as this smartphone has taken the industry by storm and has cemented Apple’s position as a prominent smartphone manufacturer. Though Apple has not surprised the competition for the first time, the company is well poised to bring more surprises in the near future. The phone features a remarkable display, the Retina LCD display panel. However, Apple has been tightly lipped about how and who makes these displays for their phones. Is it a product of in-house manufacturing or do they buy them from a third part supplier? Here you will find unique information about iPhone 6’s Retina display unit:

Enter the Retina

Since its arrival, the iPhone has pioneered many technologies in the smartphone market. There were many great features including capacities touch support, the iOS high-performance operating system under the hood, and the Retina Display. However, it was the display that caught everyone’s attention. It featured sharp, crisp visuals, good viewing angles, and a decent sunlight readability. Above all, the display unit was at least a generation ahead of other smartphones including Androids (Google and partners), Windows phones (Nokia and other partners) and Symbian/ Meego (Nokia).

Features of Retina Display

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While the industry was struggling to make a decent smartphone display, Apple came up with a high-quality display unit in its iPhone series. The iPhone 6 features perhaps the best display unit in a smartphone today. Previous displays were either LCD or OLED units that featured 100% sRGB color gamut coupled with a 24bit color depth that shamed the best desktop display in terms of contrast and color saturation.  In fact, the display has always remained the focal point of all iPhone phones.

The iPhone 6 features an IPS LCD panel that churns out full RGB matrix. The display supports a maximum of 326ppi resolution per pixel and has a resolution of 750×1334 pixels. The resulting display offers much deeper blacks compared to previous versions and has good contrast levels. The output contrast level showed better values that are approximately 1481.1. Color rendering is one of the best in the industry that leaves the competing phones far behind. In short, the screen never ceases to surprise many.

Inside the Screen



The Screen is the pinnacle of iPhone 6, but what lays beneath the screen was not well-known until now. It consists of a thin but durable IPS LCD glass panel that is connected to circuits from beneath and an oleophobic coating for extra protection against scratches and falls. This, in turn, is on par or in some cases, better than the competing screen protection including Gorilla glass and Dragontrail Glass. The screen consists of indium tin oxide which is a mixture of tin oxide and indium oxide. This composition is used as a transparent film inside the screen. The purpose of this film is to conduct electricity. The major benefit of this film is that it turns the screen into a touch responsive one.

The Glass Panel

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The iPhone 6 features an advanced glass display panel. The glass is composed of Aluminosilicate glass, which is a composition of alumina and Silica. It also contains potassium ions in limited quantity. The purpose is to provide extra strength to the glass from inside. Moreover, the glass panel also utilizes several rare earth elements that help provide the excellent color composition. Some elements help in reducing effects of ultraviolet light penetration into the phone. The glass is attached with copper, gold and silver wires that connect it to the main board. The board consists of titanium made micro capacitors. Throughout the manufacturing process, the phone is inspected to ensure to meet stringent manufacturing process.

In case the LCD panel is damaged or goes dead, you can order a replacement panel from your retailer. Keep in mind that iPhone 6 LCD panel is made under tight quality control. Ordinary or cheap quality panels will not work with your iPhone 6. If a panel worked, it will cause harm and even permanent damage to your phone. To keep your phone is the workable condition, always use high-quality OEM LCD panels from iPhone’s authorized retail dealer.

Where is the iPhone 6 LCD from?



Most factories only assemble LCD and digitizer, they cannot produce all materials for the screen. The fact is that they buy most material from home and sometimes abroad. Some important parts such as LCD glass needs to be purchased from Korea.

The LCD glass is said to be the main cost of the rise in the price of iPhone screen. As we all know, the original iPhone 6 LCD manufacturers are the likes of Sharp and LG. There were plenty of LG glass in China before. But immediately after July 2015, the LG LCD glass in the Chinese market started growing are lesser and lesser.

As a result of this, many factories are finding it difficult to produce the iPhone the iPhone screen and thus making the price the rise enormously. Shortage of the availability of the iPhone LCD glass is the primary cause for screen price up.

All of the above info is about the iPhone 6 LCD screen and their availability in the market. However, we still need to know what kind of quality they are. Besides, even for OEM iPhone 6 LCD screen assemblies, different quality grades are seen among them, the same goes with assembled flex parts and refurbished LCD screen assemblies.

The LCD screen is the most important component in an iPhone 6 LCD screen and digitizer assembly, and can’t be reproduced or copied by 3rd party manufacturers yet. So, for now, all of the iPhone 6 LCD screen assemblies in the market can be said to have original LCDs.

Different products tend to possess different quality, the same with their price tag. But for the quality and stability. Indeed, the original parts excel over others, and the refurbished LCD screen assemblies tend to work better than assembled flex LCD Screen assemblies.

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