Download schematic wallpapers for iPhone 14

Design whiz Basic Apple Guy is back with his latest creation: incredibly detailed and layered schematic iPhone 14 wallpapers in a variety of colors. Check out the work done in this project below and download the new wallpapers for your iPhone.

The Basic Apple Guy shared the new wallpapers for free on his blog (support him with a tip here) and detailed the incredibly painstaking months of work that went into making them.

“Finally, my iPhone 14 schematics are finished! This includes patterns for iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max. This project took months of work and I’m so happy that:

  1. Finally I finished.
  2. You can see all the work I’ve done behind closed doors over the last few months and;
  3. I can finally rest my very strained eyes for a minute.

This project began on September 21st, just days after the iPhone 14 became publicly available and the teardown started rolling out. The photos released by iFixit have been indispensable in this project, so I thank them once again for making them publicly available!”

How to download iPhone 14 schematic wallpapers

Notes on creative processes

Basic Apple Guy shared the challenges of making these creations:

“A significant design decision to point out about the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus schematics is that they are both flipped backwards and horizontally. This decision, I’ll explain more in a moment, was made because the iPhone 14 received a significant redesign of its casing to improve its repairability. With older phones, and as is still the case with the iPhone 14 Pro, damaging the back of the device would require replacing everything but the display; essentially, a new phone. But with the iPhone 14, Apple introduced a protective aluminum panel sandwiched between the display and the back of the device, allowing the two sides to be fixed much more efficiently. This still allows the front glass to be replaced, but now allows the rear glass to get the same treatment without replacing most of the internal components.

From a design standpoint, this means that if you were to do a traditional schematic like looking at components through glass, all you’d see is the aluminum screen and not much else. Pretty boring. So instead what I did was redo the diagram as if you were opening the phone from the back, allowing you to see the camera and components in a whole new way. This is what I meant when I defined the flipped schema.

The decision to approach the schematic this way also presented new challenges as I attempted to make these my most detailed schematics to date. And by far, the most intricate pieces on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus were the camera modules. Writing these involved tinkering with multiple layers and fills to create a sense of depth to build new elements and textures such as the camera sensor, glass cover and sensor shift mechanism.

Other parts of the design process included creating hundreds of components with overlapping layers, shading, and textures that had to fit together perfectly. And even though each component only takes 2-3 minutes to make, when I handcrafted all 482 individual pieces (iPhone 14 Plus), I was looking at a project that took over 20 hours PER PATTERN!

Luckily, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus shared many similarly shaped components, so thanks to that and good layer handling on my part (phew!), once the iPhone 14 schematic was done, I was able to able to design one for the iPhone 14 Plus in about half that time.

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