Leaker compares 3D-printed 'iPhone 14' models to iPhone 13 accessories

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in iPhone edited April 2022
A set of purported 3D-printed "iPhone 14" models have been placed in existing iPhone 13 accessories to see how device dimensions are expected to change.

3D printed iPhone 14 mockups. Image source: Mac Otakara
3D printed iPhone 14 mockups. Image source: Mac Otakara


Leaked diagrams have given way to mockups and 3D-printed models that may provide some insight into just how much the new device designs will change. The new models were paired with iPhone 13 cases and screen protectors to verify the expected changes, such as a larger camera bump, and thinner display bezel.

The new mockups were provided by Alibaba sources to Mac Otakara, with one for each new expected device size. A short video was then made showing each model in detail.





There are molds for the 6.1-inch "iPhone 14" and "iPhone 14 Pro," and molds for the 6.7-inch "iPhone 14 Max" and "iPhone 14 Pro Max." As expected, the changes to the camera bump for the pro models made them larger and thicker, so no cases would fit.

The rear camera for the "iPhone 14" mold is 30.10mm tall versus the iPhone 13 at 28.84mm with a slightly thicker camera bump too. The case couldn't fit the body either, since the dimensions were slightly larger as well.

However, the "iPhone 14 Max" was able to fit in the iPhone 13 Pro Max case since the camera bump is smaller by comparison and the body size is the same. This is because it gets the same camera bump found on the smaller iPhone 13, but the larger size of the iPhone 13 Pro Max

The molds were compared to existing accessories
The molds were compared to existing accessories


The rear camera for the "iPhone 14 Pro" is 38.24mm tall versus 36.24mm for the iPhone 13 Pro. The body size was also slightly larger for this mold as well.

The "iPhone 14 Pro Max" mold fit the iPhone 13 Pro Max case around the body, but the camera bump was about 2mm taller as well. So, the case wouldn't fit completely.

The screen protectors didn't quite align with the displays on any model either, with the leaker noting that the display appeared to be "thinner" on the mockups. The pro models are expected to have hole-punch displays, so the cutouts weren't shown on the mockups.

Given this information, Apple seems to be increasing the body dimensions for its 6.1-inch models, but not for the 6.7-inch models. However, the camera bumps are increasing in size overall.

Apple generally provides molds and diagrams to some accessory makers early to ensure a wide variety of cases are available at launch, and those companies tend to be less combative against leaks. The "iPhone 14" lineup is expected to launch in September at an Apple event.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    Bottom line: incremental changes in the cpu, camera lens and resolution. The usual yearly iPhone non-event.
  • Reply 2 of 10
    JapheyJaphey Posts: 1,549member
    Bottom line: incremental changes in the cpu, camera lens and resolution. The usual yearly iPhone non-event.
    Those changes are only incremental to someone who upgrades every year. 
    muthuk_vanalingamspock1234CluntBaby92beowulfschmidtwatto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 10
    BeatsBeats Posts: 3,073member
    Bottom line: incremental changes in the cpu, camera lens and resolution. The usual yearly iPhone non-event.

    Why do people expect big new features annually from Apple’s iPhone like an air freshener, bun warmer, monkey wrench, plunger etc.

    Yet the knockoffs offer nothing new except a new iPhone knockoff and they’re praised.
    Alex1NCluntBaby92watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 10
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,453member
    Beats said:
    Bottom line: incremental changes in the cpu, camera lens and resolution. The usual yearly iPhone non-event.

    Why do people expect big new features annually from Apple’s iPhone like an air freshener, bun warmer, monkey wrench, plunger etc.

    Yet the knockoffs offer nothing new except a new iPhone knockoff and they’re praised.
    Are they?  The only other smartphones that seem to get much attention are the folding ones, which Apple has no competing product for.
    indieshackAlex1N
  • Reply 5 of 10
    BeatsBeats Posts: 3,073member
    crowley said:
    Beats said:
    Bottom line: incremental changes in the cpu, camera lens and resolution. The usual yearly iPhone non-event.

    Why do people expect big new features annually from Apple’s iPhone like an air freshener, bun warmer, monkey wrench, plunger etc.

    Yet the knockoffs offer nothing new except a new iPhone knockoff and they’re praised.
    Are they?  The only other smartphones that seem to get much attention are the folding ones, which Apple has no competing product for.

    Yes.

    The folding iKnockoffs are a reaction to Apple patents like that crappy watch and Galaxy Edge. Of course they will be praised because they’re not Apple. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 10
    Beats said:

    Why do people expect big new features annually 
    Annually? that's funny - I'd even take a meaningful innovation every five years, but Apple is so stone-paralyzed about changes to the iPhone because it represents closing on 60% of their income, so that nothing new ends up being introduced. In fact they're going backwards - 3D/force touch screens were great, but these were removed a short while back - not even to be replaced by something like Google's innovative pressure detection of a press by determining the pixel press area. 
  • Reply 7 of 10
    JapheyJaphey Posts: 1,549member
    Beats said:

    Why do people expect big new features annually 
    Annually? that's funny - I'd even take a meaningful innovation every five years, but Apple is so stone-paralyzed about changes to the iPhone because it represents closing on 60% of their income, so that nothing new ends up being introduced. In fact they're going backwards - 3D/force touch screens were great, but these were removed a short while back - not even to be replaced by something like Google's innovative pressure detection of a press by determining the pixel press area. 
    Oh, now it’s 5 years? Well the last 5 years have brought Face ID, MagSafe, Spatial Audio, and Ceramic Shield. Just off the top of my head. 

    And Google’s “innovative” pressure detection was actually developed after 3D Touch. So, is it actually “innovative” if someone else did it first? 🤔
    edited April 2022 Alex1NCluntBaby92bestkeptsecretwatto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 10
    XedXed Posts: 1,673member
    Japhey said:
    Beats said:

    Why do people expect big new features annually 
    Annually? that's funny - I'd even take a meaningful innovation every five years, but Apple is so stone-paralyzed about changes to the iPhone because it represents closing on 60% of their income, so that nothing new ends up being introduced. In fact they're going backwards - 3D/force touch screens were great, but these were removed a short while back - not even to be replaced by something like Google's innovative pressure detection of a press by determining the pixel press area. 
    Oh, now it’s 5 years? Well the last 5 years have brought Face ID, MagSafe, Spatial Audio, and Ceramic Shield. Just off the top of my head. 

    And Google’s “innovative” pressure detection was actually developed after 3D Touch. So, is it actually “innovative” if someone else did it first? 🤔
    He's just trolling. If you took the time to detail all the annual advancements in the last 5 years he'd have some excuse to why those new features don't count.
    Alex1NCluntBaby92beowulfschmidtwatto_cobra
  • Reply 9 of 10
    Beats said:
    crowley said:
    Beats said:
    Bottom line: incremental changes in the cpu, camera lens and resolution. The usual yearly iPhone non-event.

    Why do people expect big new features annually from Apple’s iPhone like an air freshener, bun warmer, monkey wrench, plunger etc.

    Yet the knockoffs offer nothing new except a new iPhone knockoff and they’re praised.
    Are they?  The only other smartphones that seem to get much attention are the folding ones, which Apple has no competing product for.

    Yes.

    The folding iKnockoffs are a reaction to Apple patents like that crappy watch and Galaxy Edge. Of course they will be praised because they’re not Apple. 
    I am interested in the history of technology, and I would be curious to see what documents you could produce to support your claim that "the folding iKnockoffs are a reaction to Apple patents".

    Just to name a few points in history (obviously not comprehensive):
    2004 - Philips showed off a rollable display concept.
    2007 - Polymer Vision showed off a working phone-sized folding/rolling e-reader display with hinges.
    2008 - Nokia's "Morph" concept was a clear forerunner to modern folding phones and tablets.
    2013 - Samsung presented concepts of folding screens (codenamed "Youm"), including phone and tablet designs.
    2016 - Apple applies for a patent for an electronic device with a screen that folds in both directions.
    2018 - Actual products resembling the folding phones we have today started showing up.
  • Reply 10 of 10
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,453member
    Beats said:
    crowley said:
    Beats said:
    Bottom line: incremental changes in the cpu, camera lens and resolution. The usual yearly iPhone non-event.

    Why do people expect big new features annually from Apple’s iPhone like an air freshener, bun warmer, monkey wrench, plunger etc.

    Yet the knockoffs offer nothing new except a new iPhone knockoff and they’re praised.
    Are they?  The only other smartphones that seem to get much attention are the folding ones, which Apple has no competing product for.

    Yes.

    The folding iKnockoffs are a reaction to Apple patents like that crappy watch and Galaxy Edge. Of course they will be praised because they’re not Apple. 
    But the folding phones undeniably offer something new over an iPhone, which is explicitly not what you were talking about. 
    muthuk_vanalingam
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