Display wiring same as 2012?
Can you install a 2012 retina complete LCD display onto the new 2013? 2013 parts not available. Wondering if anyone's confirmed if the 2013 wiring scheme is the same on 2012s.
2.4GHz, 2.7GHz, or 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache. Released February 2013.
There are 2 revisions of the mid 2012 retina display unit, you can confirm this by apples unique part numbers (661-6529 is the original unit) This unit has been replaced by a second revision that is stated as being compatible with the Mid 2012 and the Early 2013 model (part number 661-7171).
You dont have to worry about getting the earlier revision though, because it has been discontinued and replaced by the second version... just check when you are purchasing it from whatever company you decide on...
Please note: apples part numbers are never written on the items themselves. they are purely for reference purposes, found both on the outer packaging (when ordering direct from an apple service centre) or on their apple database, known as GSX (global service exchange)
i hope this helps
Short answer: Yes. Early 2013's logic boards are compatible with 2012 displays. 100%.
***The issue there is that the 2013 version further addressed (beyond the 2012 displays version 2.0) the intent to eliminate (not just reduce) the continued frequency of "image ghosting" that customers were experiencing. There was also a shift in percentages represented of LCDs that were LG vs. Samsung (different issue entirely, related I'm guessing to availability and/or strained relationship with Samsung), but that nothing to do with compatibility. If I recall (from a conversation with an apple corp employee friend), they applied an altered version of the coating to the glass face of the LCD (making small changes to improve) that wouldn't affect function. But that's it.
(Jon... I'll address your comments and the implications that go outside the bounds of this question, just a bit... tomorrow when I have a chance). I almost feel like you introduced the idea and need for a glossary of terms manual when discussing all of these repairs (not sure people would read it, since as it is, most people tend to ask questions that have already been answered because it's easier to just post than reading through everything... but it might be useful. Hmmmm