There is a world of growing third-party phone parts. A lot of people prefer to visit local service centres compared to authorized service centres as they tend to charge less comparatively. Apple does not like this fact and is cracking down on the use of non-genuine iPhone parts.
Starting with iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, if a third-party display is used as a replacement, the iPhone will start showing a warning that the display couldn’t be verified. This is similar to other practices Apple used in the past like locking down the phone if meddled with the TouchID.
The support document published by Apple reads, “If you need to replace your iPhone display, it’s important for certified technicians who use genuine Apple display parts to repair it.” It also adds, “Replacements not performed by Apple, authorized service providers, or certified technicians might not follow proper safety and repair procedures and could result in improper function or issues with display quality or safety.”
Apple adds that the use of non-genuine displays in their new iPhones could lead to colour accuracy issues, brightness issues, multi-touch issues, and issues with the working of TrueTone. The company also throws light on bad repair techniques – “Additionally, repairs that don’t properly replace screws or cowlings might leave behind loose parts that could damage the battery, cause overheating, or result in injury.”
According to Apple, the notification warning will appear on the lock screen of the affected iPhone for four days. After which, the notification will move to the home screen of the Settings app for an additional fifteen days.
The Cupertino company recently also started cracking down on the use of non-genuine batteries which could be hazardous. Apple says that its customers have easy access to authorized service centres with growing number of the same.