Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17
Discuss 7 or 5 series screen? How do you tell? at the General - Hackint0sh.org; ...
  1. #11
    Advanced Array niknyce's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    37
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 997TT View Post
    No, it isn't Epson. One screen manufacturer is the german company BALDA, the other one is SHARP. I don't know which manufacturer produces the 5 series and which one produces the 7 series display but since BALDA jumped in pretty late because apparently SHARP wasn't able to meet Apple's demand/deadline, I assume that the higher number 7 is actually for the BALDA display. BALDA is one of the major cell phone components manufacturer worldwide.
    http://www.mactech.com/news/?p=1009670
    The iPhone’s touch-screen display itself is supplied by multiple sources:
    Epson, Sharp and Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Co. Ltd. The cost of
    the unusually thin touch screen used in the iPhone is estimated at $24.50,
    representing 9.8 percent of the 8Gbyte version’s costs.


  2. #12
    Amazingly Knowledgeable Array

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Fort Meade
    Posts
    941
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    55

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by niknyce View Post
    http://www.mactech.com/news/?p=1009670
    The iPhone’s touch-screen display itself is supplied by multiple sources:
    Epson, Sharp and Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Co. Ltd. The cost of
    the unusually thin touch screen used in the iPhone is estimated at $24.50,
    representing 9.8 percent of the 8Gbyte version’s costs.
    Wrong information, check the date of the article. The iPhone wasn't even on the market yet and Apple didn't unveil hardware details before the launch. Display (the whole unit with the connections to the glass surface is delivered as ONE hardware part to the iPhone manufacturer in China) comes from Balda and Sharp and both have factories in China too. Balda is thinking about a second factory if iPhone demand stays high.

  3. #13
    J to the T. Shaken, not Stirred Array thecompkid's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    1,152
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    75

    Default

    Hmm...i don't know if that source is accurate. Most other sources point to the 5 series being the worse quality, but at the end of the day, i'm sure there is very little difference between the two.

    And, for the record, that "polka dot" problem is completely manufactured. No it is not a driver issue, rather it is just the touch screen. It is not visible normally, but if everyone focuses in with a macro lens camera on their iphone, they will find the same thing.

  4. #14
    Advanced Array niknyce's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    37
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 997TT View Post
    Wrong information, check the date of the article. The iPhone wasn't even on the market yet and Apple didn't unveil hardware details before the launch. Display (the whole unit with the connections to the glass surface is delivered as ONE hardware part to the iPhone manufacturer in China) comes from Balda and Sharp and both have factories in China too. Balda is thinking about a second factory if iPhone demand stays high.
    right information. i think we have the display module and the touch screen module confused. Balda makes Display Module, on occasion the Touch Module is made by Epson (on occasion).

    TPK Solutions (Balda)

    Display module

    $27.00

    Epson, Sharp, Toshiba

    Touch-screen display module

    $24.50

  5. #15
    Amazingly Knowledgeable Array

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Fort Meade
    Posts
    941
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    55

    Default

    Now I understand what you're referring to. My mother language is German, not English, so there has been a misunderstanding. In Germany we're using the definition Display to describe the whole thing (display, touchscreen module), not only the Display. Sorry for the confusion.
    Btw: my iPhone has a 5 series display and the quality couldn't be better (none of the mentioned flaws of 5 series displays), this is the first thing I was impressed with when I started my iPhone for the first time.


  6. #16
    Newbie Array

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    9
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Yup, it works better with another star.

  7. #17
    Newbie Array

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Piraeus
    Posts
    6
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ozbimmer View Post
    When you are in phone mode type in *3001#12345#* then press call. You will be directed to the field test menu. Tap "Version" and you will find the LCD serial that starts with either 5 or 7. Mine is a 5
    and me 5 is good ??
    Last edited by iphone.gr; 07-31-2007 at 04:18 PM.

 

 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-15-2011, 04:10 PM
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-08-2011, 09:51 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-14-2010, 11:06 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-01-2009, 10:15 PM
  5. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-13-2008, 07:28 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
(c) 2006-2012 Hackint0sh.org
All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:32 AM.
twitter, follow us!