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Show your iPhone 14’s guts with bold new schematic wallpaper

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Show off your iPhone 14's innards in the form of a schematic wallpaper.
Show off your iPhone 14's innards in the form of a schematic wallpaper.
Photo: Basic Apple Guy

Mac maven Basic Apple Guy just rolled out a project he said he’s been slaving over since late September — a set of detailed and layered iPhone 14 schematics you can download and use as display wallpaper in your choice of colors on your handset.

It’s kind of like displaying an X-Ray of your iPhone on the device itself. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus schematics are out Tuesday with the ones for iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max following on Wednesday.

Basic Apple Guy offers detailed, layered iPhone 14 schematics as wallpaper

The wallpapers are available in blue, purple, midnight, starlight, product(RED) colors as well as RAW files.

Basic Apple Guy described just how much work went into making schematics for all four iPhone 14 series handsets that would work as display wallpaper:

One significant design decision to point out about the iPhone 14 & iPhone 14 Plus schematics is that it’s are both backward and horizontally flipped. This decision, I’ll explain more in a moment, was made because the iPhone 14 has received a significant redesign to its enclosure to improve its repairability. With previous phones, and as is still the case on 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 back of the device, allowing the two sides to be repaired far more efficiently. This still allows the glass front to be exchanged, but it now allows the back glass to get the same treatment without replacing most of the internal components.

From a design perspective, this means that if I were to make a traditional schematic as though you were looking through the glass at the components, all you would see is the aluminum shield and not much else. Pretty boring. So instead, what I did was remake the schematic as though you were opening the phone from the back, allowing you to see the camera and components in an entirely new way. This is what I meant when I referred to the schematic as flipped.

The schematics are finely detailed.
The schematics are finely detailed.
Photo: Basic Apple Guy

You can read much more about the process and download the wallpapers for free on Basic Apple Guy’s website. While they cost nothing, you can offer him a tip for his efforts.

While the wallpapers for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are available now, you can download the wallpapers for iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max on Wednesday, he said.

Where to download: Basic Apple Guy