In context: Prolific Apple fan Jon Prosser leaked versions of the upcoming iPhone 13 on his latest episode of Front Page Tech. The design reveals nothing groundbreaking. In fact, Prosser points out that most of the functionality that you can get from CAD files has already been leaked.
According to the design files, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro are slightly thicker than the iPhone 12 to accommodate a larger battery. The front notch is smaller. The rear camera array is configured in a diagonal orientation. Physically, there is nothing else to learn from CAD renders other than that it was not circulated in the rumor mill.
The only real news here is something Prosser himself did during the broadcast. Made CAD files publicly accessible on Google Drive. Anyone can download the STEP files to iPhone 13 other iPhone 13 Pro from the links in the Prosser video.
“You know what? Fuck it,” Prosser said after revealing the disappointing versions. “I’m in the mood today. Has anyone ever given you CAD files for an unreleased iPhone?”
Unique CAD files of unreleased products are not something leakers generally make public. Legal gray areas aside, Prosser is confident the files won’t reveal anything that could turn Apple’s legal team on its back. Also, the STEP files are named Generic Smartphone and Generic Smartphone Pro, presumably to avoid trademark claims.
If you are interested and have AutoCAD, you can download one or both files and open them natively. You can also view the 3D models using an online STP viewer such as the one in ShareCAD, although models may not render as well.
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