What is the Difference Between OEM and Aftermarket Parts?

How many times have you or any of your friends come across a situation that you have either dropped your phone on the floor or spilled liquid on the device by accident? Quite a common thing to happen, right? iPhones are devices which need to be handled with care.


The moment you drop the phone, you may find its screen shattered into pieces, or the case is disengaged from its position. What a mess!  As you take your phone for repairs, you may come across options like OEM repair and Aftermarket parts repair.


What’s the difference between the two?

OEM means Original Equipment Manufacturer. Brands like Apple or Samsung have their own set of manufacturers who are in charge of the production of their original devices and all their parts.

  • OEM parts are not accessible to independent repair centers.
  • OEM parts are more expensive than Aftermarket parts.
  • OEM digitizers is a bit harder and sturdy in appearance and touch when compared to an Aftermarket product.

On the other hand, aftermarket parts are manufactured by a different company matching all the specs of the device.

  • Aftermarkets parts are less expensive than OEM parts.
  • Aftermarket parts have more options and greater variety.
  • Aftermarket products have a lifetime warranty.

iTouch Repair is known for its professional assistance as they offer iPhone and other smart device repairs at an affordable cost.  To eliminate the fear of a low-quality product, iTouch Repair has direct access to the best Aftermarket production companies with superior quality parts. These parts are known for their high-performance and lasting impression.


iTouch Repair has handled such cases on several occasions. Broken glass, shattered screen, bent phone body, you name it, and we have fixed it. With best-in-class parts to perform the repair work, our team is well-structured to take on several tasks and resolve the issues in the shortest possible time. So why wait? walk into our stores or book your repair-on-the-go service, and we’ll be at your doorstep to offer help.