Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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Original and fake replacement parts for iPhone

Hello, how is it possible to distinguish fake and original replacement parts for my iPhone? I don't have possibility to order it on iFixit.com, because I live in Russia, and I am afraid of buying fake parts for my Apple device. A there any hints

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Usually you can tell quality by the camera ring.

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See iPhone 5,5s, and 5c (in order) have it. Whereas the copy 5s (on top) doesn't have it

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After market screens do not come with speaker mesh dead give away right there !!!

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WRONG! All my aftermarket screens all come with speaker meshes.

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LCD itself is impossible to fake. However, now people can refurbish damaged displays with fake or OEM parts, including the display bezel and other small parts. Those refurb screens can be inferior in quality, but you can get ones that are equal to originals.

True originals are not possible to get except those from Apple or taken from real phones.

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Tc is correct , I usually try to find a phone with bad esn in excellent condition and buy that ! It cost more but original is best .

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You actually can get original with certain suppliers but definitely have to pay more. Quality usually goes aftermarket, oem aftermarket, original changed glass then original.

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i am not chear about how to distinguish fake and original replacement parts for iPhone 5, but i just saw an article How to tell OEM iPhone 6 LCD and Original iPhone 6 LCD on the forum, ithink maybe you can find someting useful for you from the article

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Is it possible to install fake camera lenses?? I think I am ripped off of a such phone..

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It's just a piece of glass with a transparent spot for the front camera. Personally I never worry about fake phone parts ever in my life when it comes to smart phones excluding batteries of course.

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I have access to OEM and copy iPhone parts. Its very rare that I can tell the difference between the two, except when it comes to glass. Things like cameras, flexes and other misc parts just aren't worth the money for OEM.

Making sure you buy from a reputable seller is much more important than worrying about OEM vs copy. You want a company that will take care of you if you get a bad part. A lot of these Chinese sellers won't even respond to an email about a bad part.

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Hope this guide will help you:

http://www.hcqs.us/blog/tell-copy-parts-...

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