The 8 Layers of an iPhone 6s Display Screen

Here at Phone Love, we like to educate our customers about their mobile devices and exactly what they’re using. From types of tools to the inner workings of your cellphone, we’re bursting at the seams with knowledge and trivia.

Did you know your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s screen is made up of eight layers? Each one plays an integral role in making sure users get the best experience every time the phone is used. Below, we outline what each layer does and how they all work together to create that awesome iPhone display we know and love. When you bring your iPhone repair to us, we make sure you get the very best quality possible.

Layer 1: Oleophobic-coated corning glass

The topmost layer of the display is a pliable glass that dissipates impact to safely bend and flex with finger pressure. The oleophobic properties are adverse to oils, keeping greasy fingerprints off the surface, and reducing water damage by allowing water to bead and diffuse.

Layer 2: Bezel

The second layer of the iPhone screen is a grooved ring that holds the phone’s display to the housing, keeping it in position.

Layer 3: Optically clear adhesive (OCA) polarizer

The next layer of optically clear adhesive attaches Layer 1, the oleophobic coated corning glass, and Layer 2, the bezel, to Layer 4, the Retina HD LCD display. This layer also reflects light in a uniform pattern to make the LCD visible.

Layer 4: Retina HD LCD Display

Layer 4 is Apple Inc.’s Retina HD LCD display that makes text and images extremely crisp and clear. It employs more than 326 pixels per inch, and a 1134 x 750 resolution for an iPhone 6s.

Layer 5: Backlight

The next layer of the iPhone screen display is the backlight. This LED light panel allows the phone screen to be seen in the dark.

Layer 6: Mylar sheet

The Mylar sheet of Layer 6 keeps the interior components of the iPhone hidden. It also reflects light up to the user’s view.

Layer 7: Capacitive sensors

Layer 7 of the iPhone display uses capacitive sensors that support the 3D Touch feature found on iPhone 6s and up. These sensors pick up even the smallest amount of pressure caused by a finger.

Layer 8: Metal backing plate

The last and final layer of the iPhone display is the metal backing plate. Found on iPhone versions 6s and newer, it gives rigidity to Layer 7, the capacitive sensors.

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