Let’s be honest. It is all a little confusing when talking about replacing the iPhone’s screen. At Mission Repair we replace thousands of iPhone screens every month which include replacing the glass, digitizer and LCD. Most people understand the functions of the glass and LCD, but what is a digitizer?
The digitizer is the electronic component that senses all touch functions. It is fused UNDER the glass and senses a human finger though the glass so that the unit can be controlled by your fingertip. The digitizer is very thin and transparent.
Our Screen Repairs replace the glass, digitizer and LCD because these parts all come fused together as one assembly. You cannot replace the digitizer alone because it is part of the glass. So, if you have a shattered iPhone screen, you’re going to get a new digitizer along with the glass in order for your device to function correctly again.
When looking for an iPhone Screens you may see them marketed as: “iPhone glass, iPhone digitizer, iPhone touch screen, iPhone glass screen, iPhone screen, iPhone touch panel”, etc. These terms are all interchangeable and are all the same thing.