“Aftermarket” iPhone Screens vs. Originals – What You Need to Know

Written by silverdalefixit

Dec 26, 2020

Is There a Difference?

Customers who bring their iPhones to us for a screen repair are offered two choices of replacement- an original or an “ Aftermarket ” screen. The most common response is “Is there a difference- and which one would you recommend?”

Originals are those screens containing LCDs that were manufactured for Apple. So-called “ Aftermarket ” screens are compatible replacements, but designed and manufactured entirely independently by third-party companies, typically in Asia.

Our answer is simple- the original screen is the one we’d go for ourselves, every time. Some people think we make more money on them, but this isn’t the case. We recommend originals because they’re far higher quality and the price difference is fairly small.

We’d rather only fit original screens. The only reason we don’t is that many people will shop around and choose purely on price. As such, we need to offer the cheaper copy screens to remain competitive and avoid losing these customers. In some cases, they didn’t even know there was a difference in the first place- especially since it’s not in some shops’ interest to draw people’s attention to the issue!

We offer both Original and Aftermarket screens at very affordable price. Come check us out at SDFIXIT – Silverdale Fixit.

iPhone Screen Repair, iPad Screen Repair, Mac book Screen Repair, iMac Screen Repair, iPod Screen Repair, Battery Replacement, Charging Port Replacement, Power Button Replacement and many more repair services are available.