The wi-fi only version of Apple's iPad Air, model number A1474. Available in Space Gray or Silver, it packs the custom A7 processor and ships in 16, 32, 64, and 128 GB configurations.

161 Questions View all

OEM or generic glass digitizer Replacement?

Some claim to be "OEM" original equipment manufacturer in this case that would be Foxconn, I've contacted two Premium Service eBay sellers with very high reputation, one claims to be (100% OEM made by Foxconn) the other says that only Apple could get their supplies from Foxcoon.

If it is possible to get hold of the genuine article or is this another marketing term if not is there a way to tell a fake from OEM?

Have e-mailed Foxconn directly with query will post reply.

There does appear to be some consistency in pricing on all "OEM/original" digitizers of over £40/$67.41

Thanks once again for your time :)

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 1
Add a comment
Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.

5 Answers

Chosen Solution

Comparison:

1. The QR code. The one on fake digitizer is a little big and scattered. You can see the picture one. Black one is original and the white one is custom.

Block Image

2. If there is a visible but can't feel ring around the front camera hole like picture two, it must be original one. And the fake one doesn't have. That's the most important evidence.

Block Image

3. If you found there is the glue traces around the edge of the digitizer cable, it's likely the custom one. because the original one is manufactured carefully with original adhesive but the fake one is glued together. You can see the picture three.

Block Image

4. You can tap the digitizer. Tap the fake one sounds like tap a single glass, but tap the original one sounds like tap a glass on a book or something thick. This comparison can't be used alone but can with comparison 2.

5. That also should be used with above comparison. Drop a drop of water on the surface of glass then move the digitizer, the drop on the original digitizer can move quickly but the one on custom digitizer will move slowly just like nearly stick on the glass.

6. The weights are different. The original one is heavier than custom one. For example, the original digitizer for iPad 2 is about 121.5g while the custom one is about 106.4g.

Hope can provide you some info.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 3

Comments:

Sophia (σοφία, Greek for "wisdom") a Wikipedia copy & paste

You must get this all the time from the geeks like me, but I think I'm in love ;)

Kidding aside, simply an awesome in-depth reply with photos,

All I get from Google search results these days are paid/sponsored-search-results/ads.

Your help is greatly appreciated AAA*****

by

Neither of those are OEM the digitizer is outline is a "goldish" color on OEM digitizers

by

Add a comment

Hello guys, please tell me ebay guy contacts which can to sell me original ipad air digitalser.

My email: magvajus3@gmail.com

Thanks

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0
Add a comment

hey send me an email on a place to get oem parts. thanks. email is itronic2004@yahoo.com

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0
Add a comment

Send for me too

Controsol@gmail.com

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0

Comments:

Me as well braschuk@hotmail.com

by

Add a comment

me three: real.oem.ipad3.digitizer@mailinator.com

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0
Add a comment

Add your answer

Aled will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 4

Past 7 Days: 31

Past 30 Days: 164

All Time: 10,459