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Sqeaky4100

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I have come to see that there is two versions, a version "5" and a "7"...

But how do I find out which I have?

Also, which versions have which problems?
 

mike3141

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The "5" model is the 4GB, MA501.
The "7" model is the 8GB, MA712.

Go to "Settings", then "General", then "About".
 

Alexander

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I have come to see that there is two versions, a version "5" and a "7"...

But how do I find out which I have?

Also, which versions have which problems?
You go to Field test by typing on the keypad *3001#12345#* and then clicking "versions". The 5 or 7 is the first digit of the LCD Panel ID.
 

Radis

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so once I do the field test what ever number is first is the LCD version

So 5 is better right?

But what if you get a code that is 57.....
what is that 5 or 7?
thnks a lot
 

JiggyMatt

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You go to Field test by typing on the keypad *3001#12345#* and then clicking "versions". The 5 or 7 is the first digit of the LCD Panel ID.
so 5 is 4 gig and 7 is 8gig? i understand that but the guy above said he has two 8gigs and he says they are both different. so what is the real difference? im confused. also is one BETTER than the other? does the number of the lcd screen affect battery life? any help would be greatly appreciated
 

thesaint

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You go to Field test by typing on the keypad *3001#12345#* and then clicking "versions". The 5 or 7 is the first digit of the LCD Panel ID.
I tried the same and it starts with a 7. Guess its a 7 version LCD screen. Theres a posting which claims that 7 version screens are better.
 
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Alexander

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when you go to the field test and check your LCD number it will start with either a 5 or 7. It is generally thought that the 5 is better, as the 7 series has a subtle pattern of white dots when tilted at an angle. In addition, the 7 series doesn't appear to display dark movies as well as the 5. However, many people have 7 series they report as "perfect", and some claim the 7 series is even better. I tend to disagree from what I have seen.

Hope this helps.
http://forums.everythingicafe.com/threads/iphones-are-not-created-equal.6991/
 
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Sqeaky4100

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Well about the white dots....

I have the 5 series and I see them very loud and clear almost as if I was supposed to have the 7.
 

Sqeaky4100

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Same here. Except my 5series has every possible thing wrong with it... Bad pixels, won't connect to my network , laggy keyboard ,bad battery,
etc
 

Alexander

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Same here. Except my 5series has every possible thing wrong with it... Bad pixels, won't connect to my network , laggy keyboard ,bad battery,
etc
Sorry to hear that.

But lets not stat jumping to conclusions. This IS just the LCD ID, nothing more. Sure one could argue that similar IDs were built in the same time frame, but that argument only goes so far. We need more solid proof than that to connect more problems than just dead pixels etc. to the LCD ID.