Hello fans of electronics,
We get this question ALL THE TIME…and it can be confusing. There’s a long line of Apple devices that the screens are pre-built at the factory in a clean room environment which makes separating the glass from the LCD difficult. That’s why we replace the glass/digitizer/lcd together in one entire assembly to ensure that our customers get a factory repair for those particular devices (Most iPhones are like this!)
iPads are an entirely different story. Every iPad to date has a separate and individually replaceable glass and LCD…except for the iPad Air 2. That’s one caveat that I sometimes forget but I think that I’ve got it committed to memory at this point. Here’s an iPad Mini 3 that Derrick is finishing up for a customer that walked into our Lakewood location this afternoon:
This picture is a little difficult to tell, but the glass is going on OVER the LCD, which is separate. And in most cases, the outer glass is what usually breaks when one of these devices is dropped; and since it’s separate it saves each of our customers big bucks when choosing Mission Repair for service.
So there are a few tidbits that might make you more educated when talking about iPads…or maybe you don’t care in which case you now have a little more useless knowledge for your next trivia night 😉
Have a good weekend, Ryan