Design wizard Basic Apple Guy is back with his latest creation – incredibly detailed, layered schematic iPhone 14 wallpapers in a variety of colors. Check out the work done on 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 accurate work weeks that went into them.
“Finally my iPhone 14 schematics are complete! This includes schematics for the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. This project has been months in the making and I am very happy that:
- I’m finally done.
- You can see all the work I’ve been doing behind closed doors over the past few months and;
- Finally, I can rest my very tired eyes for a minute.
This project started on September 21, a few days after the public presentation of the iPhone 14, and the teardown began. The photos released by iFixit were invaluable in this project, so thanks again to them for making them public! »
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The context of creative processes
The main Apple Guy shared the challenges of creating these creations:
“An important design decision to highlight about the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus layouts is that they flip both upside down and horizontally. This decision, I will explain in more detail a little later, because the iPhone 14 received a significant redesign of its case to improve repairability. Damage to the back of the device on previous phones, and as always on the iPhone 14 Pro, requires replacing everything but the screen; actually a new phone. But with the iPhone 14, Apple introduced a protective aluminum panel sandwiched between the screen and the back of the device, allowing both sides to be repaired more efficiently. This still allows the windshield to be replaced, but now allows the rear windshield to receive the same treatment without changing most of the internals.
From a design point of view, this means that if I look at a traditional schematic where you’re looking at the components through the glass, you’ll see that there’s going to be an aluminum shield and nothing else. More boring. Instead, I redesigned the layout as if you were opening the phone from the back, allowing you to see the camera and components in a whole new way. That’s what I meant when I called the pattern upside down.
The decision to approach the schematic this way also presented some new challenges as I tried to make it my most detailed schematic yet. By far, the most complicated parts of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus were the camera modules. Designing these involved working with multiple layers and fills to create a sense of depth to create new elements and textures such as the camera sensor, glass cover and sensor swap mechanism.
Other parts of the design process involved creating hundreds of components with overlapping layers, shadows and textures that had to fit together perfectly. While each component only took 2-3 minutes to make, I was looking at a project that took over 20 hours PER DIAGRAM when I made 482 individual parts (iPhone 14 Plus) by hand!
Luckily the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus shared many similarly shaped components, so thanks to that and some good layer management on my part (hew!), I was able to write one for the iPhone 14 after finishing the iPhone 14 schematic. Moreover, in about half of this time.
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