Upcoming iPhone 13 design detailed in leaked CAD files


In context: Apple’s prolific shredder Jon Prosser leaked renders of the upcoming iPhone 13 in his latest episode of Front Page Tech. The design does not reveal anything revolutionary. In fact, Prosser notes that most of the functionality that can be gleaned from CAD files has already been disclosed.

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 installed in a diagonal orientation. Physically, there is nothing more to learn from the only CAD renderings that have not already gone through the rumor mill.

The only real news here is something Prosser himself did on the show. He made CAD files publicly available on Google Drive. Anyone can download the STEP files for iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro from the Prosser video links.

“You know what? F *** that,” Prosser said after revealing the disappointing renders. “I’m in the mood today. Has anyone ever given you CAD files for a brand new iPhone? “

Exclusive CAD files of unreleased products aren’t something that leaks typically make public. Aside from the legal gray areas, Prosser is confident the files don’t reveal anything that would put Apple’s legal team on its back. Additionally, 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 like the one in ShareCAD, although the models may not be rendered as well.

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