Are iFixit parts equivalent to Apple original quality?
I am Vijay from India. I need to buy an iPhone 4 Display assembly, as mine is broken, and I need a genuine part. In the past I've worked in an Apple authorized service center, and yet there is no chance of replacing the display assembly—Apple still doesn't allow India to replace the display assembly for iPhone 4. So I've searched online for a display assembly that matches at least nearly to Apple standards. I have my doubts, as I had worked in Apple and I know that Apple doesn't sell a single screw to any one but its own service points, with proof that the parts are going to local Apple customers only. That means in India you will get the service for Indian-purchased iPhones only—if you buy from AT&T for example, you can't get Apple authorized service in India.
So my question. A lot of sites claim they have OEM and original Apple parts, but I know they're just selling copies made in China. Are the knock-off duplicates any good?
I mean are iFixit parts reliable as original Apple parts, and do they perform with quality equal to Apple's?
The only ways to get original Apple parts are either Apple has to sell them or we have to salvage from another good working genuine Apple iPhone or Mac, etc.
All the iFixit users who bought parts from iFixit, please clear my confusion. I've seen many sites, like applepartsstore.com, iphone4parts.com, appleipod.com, etc., and read in forums claiming iFixit parts are just China-made with good packing and it worries me.
Any user who used iFixit parts and original Apple parts, please clarify me that iFixit parts meets genuine Apple quality or at least that these are the best among the billion copycats.
Thank you all.
I like iFixit. I am a serious reader since 2005 but registered only this year. I am willing to buy parts from iFixit but my skepticism is stopping me, and that is why I am requesting all of you who used iFixit parts in their Apple devices please tell me about the quality.
Is this a good question?