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iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S screen


In this post we will try and identify the differences between an iPhone 4 screen vs an iPhone 4S screen. We will be
comparing the iPhone 4 AT&T (GSM) screen, the iPhone 4 Verizon (CDMA) screen, and the iPhone 4S screen.

Is the iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S screen the same?


Well almost. We took a side by side photo of all the screens and here is what we found out.

iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S: Whats the same?


the LCD and Digitizer connectors are exactly the same.
the LCD and Digitizer are all glued together and cannot be separated.
the front camera hole is in the same spot.
the proximity sensor hole is in the same spot.
the ear speaker hole is in the same spot

iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S: Whats different?


the mounting brackets
iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4s screen mounting brackets
The mounting brackets are the only difference between the 3 versions compared here.
There are a total of 10 mounting brackets on each version of the iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S.
At the corners:
On the iPhone 4S screen the corner mounting brackets match the iPhone 4 Verizon (CDMA) phone.
On the iPhone 4 AT&T (GSM) screen the corner mounting brackets at the bottom match the iPhone 4S but the top
brackets do not match.
At the sides:
Volume Button Side
On the iPhone 4S screen the side mounting brackets match the iPhone 4 Verizon (CDMA) phone.
On the iPhone 4 AT&T (GSM) screen the side mounting brackets at the top and bottom match the iPhone 4S but
the middle does not match.
Opposite the Volume Button Side
On the iPhone 4S screen the top and bottom side mounting bracket matche the iPhone 4 Verizon (CDMA)
phone.
On the iPhone 4S screen the middle side mount bracket matches the iPhone 4 AT&T (GSM) phone.
On the iPhone 4 Verizon (CDMA) screen the middle side mount does not match either of the other two.
On the iPhone 4 AT&T (GSM) screen the top and bottom side mounts do not match either of the other two
And there you have it the iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S screen differences.

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freeman.c says:
February 17, 2012 at 7:29 am
thanks for your blog, this article is very usefull for me. but i want to ask more about the lcd driver: is the lcd assembly
interchangable for iphone4 and 4s in the aspect of driver, regardless of the mounting brackets differences ? Thanks:)

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Fran says:
May 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm
Nice one, cheers. Got two screens mixed up and this sorted it out for me.

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Julio says:
May 8, 2012 at 9:54 pm
i have the same question as freeman can you swap the screens if you weld the mounting brackets into right position?

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admin says:
May 8, 2012 at 10:05 pm
Yes, if you manage to reuse the mounting brackets the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S screens are interchangeable. The
digitizer and LCD connectors are the same between the 3.

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kana says:
May 11, 2012 at 8:35 am
so which iphone is better and should i get an iphone4 or iphone 4s? thanks

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admin says:
May 11, 2012 at 8:53 am
@kana get the iPhone 4S, not for the screen because it obviously is the same but for the new A5 processor and iSight
camera which isnt in the iPhone 4.

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Rob says:
May 24, 2012 at 3:09 am
So Ive been replacing these for a while and have yet to get a definitive answer on the 4gs are they interchangeable
between CDMA and GSM, as far as i can tell they are but i get all my parts from ebay and notice a great deal plainly
state (for att/GSM) is this misinformation on their part or mine. Thanks in advance for any advise

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admin says:
May 24, 2012 at 8:44 am
@Rob all iPhone 4S screens are interchangeable.

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Rob says:
May 25, 2012 at 10:06 pm
Figured as much just curious why soo many in the description state blatantly gsm only

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Graham says:
May 29, 2012 at 7:31 am
I have 2 replacement screens here in my possession and neither look like the pictures. For instance, both of your
screens 4/4s have mounting brackets on the corners of the screen, but my replacement screens have only side brackets
that look different from yours. What gives?

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Rob says:
May 30, 2012 at 2:58 am
@Graham sounds like funky replacements, I had received a few similar. Theyll still work, however i prefer the closed
eyed corners for better hold

12. Tito's Geeking Logs says:


May 30, 2012 at 5:52 am
[...] On ma demand de changer un iPhone 4S en vert et mon fournisseur navait que la pice pour le 4 Je me suis
donc demand sil y avait une diffrence. [...]
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admin says:
May 30, 2012 at 8:20 am
@Graham turns out you have 3GS replacements not iPhone 4 or 4S.

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Russ says:
June 29, 2012 at 6:50 am
So the main question I have is:
Can you replace a iPhone 4 CDMA ( verizon ) screen with a 4S screen??

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Frank says:
August 11, 2012 at 9:34 am
Leave it up to Apple to use 2 different screens for the iPhone 4G.

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Frank says:
August 11, 2012 at 9:51 am
Mistake in article? Is this article in error? I just changed the screen on my sons ATT iphone 4G. Its on my account so
I am positive it is ATT phone. The screen that fit it right is the one (pictured) Verizon. Has anyone verified the author
of this article is correct?

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shane says:
August 14, 2012 at 8:35 pm
is there a difference between the mounting brackets between a 4 and 4GS??

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admin says:
August 15, 2012 at 1:13 pm
Yes, there is a difference between the 4 and 4GS aka 4S. All the 4S mount brackets are the same regardless of the
carrier.

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amanda says:
September 1, 2012 at 8:19 am
thanks for this article! i was really confused about the difference between the screens and the really cleared it up!

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Paul says:
October 28, 2012 at 4:59 pm
Just a comment on this blog! Someone was wondering if you can weld the brackets in a different spot. I would just like
to say that you can buy the screen bezels for the 4 or 4s on ebay that have the brackets in the right spots for cheap.
Just make sure that you read the description carefully on ebay to make sure it is the right one. you will just need to
glue the screen to the bezel. You can order two sided tape for it or you can use some good glue!

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patrick says:
November 4, 2012 at 3:48 am
hi i have a iPhone 4 CDMA screen so from what i have read it will fit a 4s perfectly and will need a bit of adjusting to
fit a iPhone GSM?

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John says:
November 11, 2012 at 11:00 am
I managed to order the wrong screen for a 4sit did not dawn on me till I had striped it down !
All was not lost thou,with a fine blade I managed to get the bezel from around the old screen and glue on to the new
one.
one other point is the button on the 4s a fraction bigger ? it sat tightly in the new screen,I had to file it down under a
magnifying glass !

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Gilbert says:
January 9, 2013 at 5:42 pm
can I just replace the digitaizer that I found online for a iphone 4s to my iphone 4 mine is sprint?

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Stephen says:
March 23, 2013 at 10:36 am
This was a really great guide, and there wasnt a whole lot of information on these parts to begin with. I run a small
shop, and having this posting cleared up a lot of confusion.
Thanks for posting this. Its greatly appreciated.

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Muppet says:
May 31, 2013 at 8:19 pm
Hi
I bought the 4 screen replacement kit instead of the 4S by mistake, and only realised it after I opened the case, so cant
return it Do you have a suggestion/guide on how to make the 4 fit on the 4s?
Thank you very much!

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Des says:
August 16, 2013 at 7:34 am
So what is the iPhone 4 for Sprint? Is it CDMA or GSM? Maybe I over looked it but I didnt see it for the 4 that comes
from Sprint. Im getting ready to order front and back glass covers online (kid dropped her phone) and I dont want to
buy the wrong thing.

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Zak says:
October 22, 2013 at 10:18 am
Hi guys an girls, Ive just dropped my iphone 4 and the front glass is broken I was wondering how much roughly its
gonna cost me either from a shop or DIY? Any info would help and how do I determine what model/make my screen
is? I dot want to strip it and its the wrong one so am left without a phone many thanks

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March 10, 2014 at 2:35 am


Nice. I have wondered for a while the differences.
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JANETTE says:
October 24, 2014 at 12:31 am
The iphone 4 and and iphone 4s has another difference the Digitizer connectors are the same but one is longer than the
other. The 4s connector cable is shorter than the 4 so to be correct you can not use it even if you can change the
brackets because it does not reach.

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