Why can't a Verizon front panel replace an AT&T one?
So my friend recently dropped his Verizon model into a glass of water and, naturally, it stopped functioning correctly. His screen, however, still works fine. Before this happened I had dropped my AT&T model onto asphalt and the front panel cracked like a very fragile egg.
My first instinct was to make sure iFixIt had a replacement part for my phone (not going to fix my friend's phone for him), but I noticed there is two different replacement panels depending on the carrier and the listings mention they're only for the applicable models... Is there a legitimate incompatibility between them or is that just something thrown in to cover any potential problems between parts? I'd rather not pay $150 for a new panel when I could just use my friend's.
tl;dr - Can a Verizon front panel be used to replace an AT&T front panel? If no, why not?
Is this a good question?