Should you buy the aftermarket iPhone X screen right now?


Genuine Refurbished VS Non-Genuine Aftermarket

iPhone X black silver


As you are aware, the non-genuine aftermarket iPhone X screens have started circulating in the market, and many vendors are currently offering them. And to be honest, it’s very tempting to buy a part which cost half the price of what the genuine part normally would. Therefore, we would like to give you the comparison between genuine refurbished parts compared to non-genuine aftermarket parts.


Genuine Refurbished

The refurbished iPhone X replacement screen is an OLED based screen, so it’s similar to Samsung and does not employ a backlight.

Non-Genuine Aftermarket

While the aftermarket iPhone X replacement screen is an LCD which employs a backlight (similar to old iPhone models).



Both of the iPhone X genuine and non-genuine look identical from the front. But on the back the aftermarket screen does not have connector contacts which may have impact on the signal.




The aftermarket iPhone X is thicker than the refurbished original one.





In the iPhone X aftermarket screens, the auto-brightness function is disabled due to the ambient light sensor (a little module embedded at the top of the display).





The color in the iPhone X aftermarket screen is distorted; with uneven back light particularly visible around the edges.




Screen Overheating

There have been some reports about the screen overheating in genuine iPhone X in general, but it occurs more frequently in the aftermarket screen.


Battery Drain

One of the main features on the iPhone X is it's amazing battery life.  OLED uses much less power.  In the aftermarket parts with LCD screens you will notice a huge increase on battery life and possible damage to your phone.

Dating: How a broken iPhone could cost you a chance at love

When was the last time you went on a date with half of your shirt tucked in? Or what would happen if you had a date and you didn’t brush your teeth? Let's be honest, our initial impressions matter when it comes to dating.  You could be the most handsome or beautiful person, have impeccable style, and all the charm in the world, but take a broken iPhone out of your pocket on a first meeting and it could be last.


First Impressions matter – especially when it comes to dating.

It’s true…most of us are a little shallow when it comes to expectations of how others should look, speak and act. And it’s also true that our devices are now seen as extensions of ourselves – they represent us. Let’s face it, for the single and ready for love person out there, the last thing we need is one more hurdle to jump in order to find what they are looking for.

Yes, judgment over broken iPhone in dating could cost you that chance.

Research has shown that people who present themselves with a broken device – whether that’s an iPhone, or iPad – are 60% more unlikely to make it to the next date! Sixty Percent! Why?

  • It looks like you are a slob.
  • Basically what you are telling the potential love of your life is “taking care of my personal things isn't very important and i'm too cheap to fix it”.


The solution – repair your iPhone, or iPad BEFORE that big date.

Don’t get swiped left in person, when most screen repairs are $50–$150 for an iPhone or iPad at uBrokeiT. We offer 15-minute turnarounds for iPhone repairs & 30-minute for iPads repairs. We offer very competitive pricing – always, and a 6-month warranty on labor and parts. Pair that with over 500 5-star Yelp reviews, or over 50 5-star Google reviews, a professional repair tech that has been working on Apple Devices 6+ years, and a huge inventory that doesn’t make you wait to order, there really is no better place for single guy or girl to take their phones to be repaired. So get your devices repaired today so you find that love you're looking for!


Why does my newer generation iPad glass repair cost so much?

Being in business now for over 6 years I have done iPad repairs on everything from the original Apple iPad to the new Apple iPad Pro.  For the longest time Apple kept their design pretty much the same with the iPad, it basically consisted of a chassis, motherboard, battery, lcd, glass, and a few small parts.  


As you can see in the picture above, the Apple iPad 2 has an LCD and glass that is separate and either item can be changed on it's own.   This made the cost of a typical iPad glass repair fairly cheap and cost effective.  

For example:

If your iPad 2 had a nasty drop and you needed glass repair, you could purchase the Apple iPad glass (be cautious of cheap knockoff parts) and if you really are skilled, you could DIY and save a decent amount of hard earned cash

That all changed in October of 2014 and Apple changed the design.  As of the iPad Air 2, no longer is the glass and LCD separate elements.  To save space and make the battery lager, Apple merged the two elements together.  This now increased the cost of a iPad repair drastically.


I often get asked by customers if fixing their older iPad is worth it?

I believe in most cases the answer is YES!  

Here is a list of iPad's that can be repaired (glass only) and average between $60-$80

  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 4
  • iPad mini gen 1-3
  • iPad Air

Here is a list of iPad's that are only repairable by glass and LCD together and average between $180-$300

  • iPad air 2
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad 5
  • iPad pro 9.7
  • iPad pro 12.9


As you can see as far as cost goes it's a no brainer to repair and older device.  This is ever more the case if the iPad belongs to a child (DROPS HAPPEN OFTEN).  Hopefully in the future Apple figures out a way to still keep the thin sleek look of the iPad and makes it a more cost effective device to repair.  In either case, uBrokeit is here for all your repair needs with the most professional iPad repair in Los Angeles





Will my iPhone glass repair still be waterproof after replacement?

This is such a great question that I love to get asked by my customers!

One of the terrific additions to the Apple iPhone line-up as of the iPhone 7 is your device is now water resistant.  This doesn't mean that you can go deep sea diving with your device, but it can withstand some nasty little battles with water, such as your occasional dive in the toilet.  Let's be honest, we've all done it.


Most of us at one time or another have experienced that dreaded drop of our device and in turn are in need of a iPhone glass repair

One great question to ask is:

Will my iPhone still be water resistant?

With the iPhone 7, 7 plus, 8, 8 plus, and iPhone X there is a layer of adhesive that sits between the chassis and glass frame that creates a seal to prevent water from entering the internals of your device.


When removing the shattered iPhone screen the adhesive becomes broken and usually worthless.  The proper repair on the device is to remove all of the old adhesive and apply a fresh new layer to the chassis of the iPhone.

This is what separates uBrokeiT from it's competitors and makes us the best iPhone repair in Los Angeles!  We take the time and approach to make sure your device is as good as the day it came out of the box from Apple.