Fourth generation of iPad, released November 2, 2012, available in 16, 32, or 64 GB models. Model Number A1458

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iPad 4 and iPad 3 digitizer differences

I want to replace my iPad 4 digitizer, can i replace with iPad 3 (New iPad) digitizer?

Are those both same?

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hey, any answer yes? is the digitizer of ipad 3 works perfectlu fine on ipad 4?

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I can confirm that iPad 3 and iPad 4 digitisers are interchangeable.

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Yes, the home button assembly is of a completely different design on the 4th Gen iPad.

But, for most of us, the home button assembly is transferred from the original device so that wouldn't be an issue.

Suppliers here in the UK are charging 25% more for a 4th Gen digitiser that is identical in every way (no home button included). Not sure if that's because they're paying more for it and don't know it's identical or if they're ramping the price because customers won't realise.

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We are a large repair shop and we fit iPad digitizers on a daily basis. The iPad 3 Digitizer will indeed fit the iPad 4, we only ever use the iPad 3 digitizers for both iPad versions, the cables do fit, we have changed in excess of 300 iPad 3 digitizers into the iPad 4, you just have to position them carefully and correctly, If you don't know what you are doing then i suggest you hire someone that does, and do not state they don't fit, as they clearly do, search Google you will be amazed how many people fit iPad 3 into iPad 4 as the iPad 3 are slightly cheaper, you will need to transfer the home flex over as these are different, the front camera are also the same on both versions.

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Hi. I am repairing my first ipad 4 digitiser this morning. I thought I would test an ipad 3 digitiser originally bought in error for an ipad 2. It's an EL digitiser purchased off eBay. I can confirm it is fully Woking on the 4 at this stage. Hope this helps.

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I would like to know if all the functionality is there? From what I understand they should NOT be compatible due to the home button flex cable...

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All the fuctionality is there with the one I used. Why wouldn't it be compatible? The home button flex cable has it's own connection. It doesn't use the same connection as the digitiser.

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Here's the proof guys

Cable on the left is ipad 4

Cable on the right is ipad 3

Tryed to fit and is impossible without damaging cables

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According to my parts suppliers the answer to your question is no, if you find that to be wrong I would love to hear about it, good luck.

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There is a grounding clip on the home button on the iPad 4 that is not on the iPad 3.

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the digitizer and the lcd of ipad 3 is the same on ipad 4

i used it and it is the same parts

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Here is the answer - iPad 3/4 Front Glass/Digitizer Touch Panel

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I can confirm they use the same digitizer. Tested on multiple ipads.

You will have to take the home button out of the old glass and put it on the new glass (just like all the ipads) but otherwise, functionality and fitment are the same. Vendors just say it's different so that they can charge $10-15 more.

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We have done repairs on iPad 4 using iPad 3 Digitizers and have had no problems. I get my parts from iWholesaleParts.com. They also carry color conversion kits for the iPad. I have made my iPad red.

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Hello I would like to add to this I was doing a ipad 4 today and had a spare ipad 3 screen so I thought what the !@#$ lets try this out.

now yes they fit and work the flex cable is a tad different when it comes to folding the cables between the lcd and frame .

I was having bother as the ipad 3 cables don't narrow at the same lenth as the ipad 4 I have added pics for you to look at..

Before anyone says it needs push under frame more it is under as far as it will go..

All in all if I have to I wouldn't use a ipad 3 screen on a ipad 4 I'll just order in the correct part

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Just like to add an update to the post I wrote yesterday so today after a few minutes fighting to get the flex to sit rightish as the flex is clearly a different lenth and width to the ipad 4 digitizer ..

Got screen fitted and now there is dead spot on screen not that worried as this was a test just to see could it be done and my opinion is don't bother just buy the correct part for the ipad generation you need it will save you time and heartache

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It seems they are different, you can see the deatails from here

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