‘Don’t claim I never gave you anything,’ says Prosser.
Apple’s prolific dirt-disher On the newest edition of Front Page Tech, Jon Prosser reveals renders of the impending iPhone 13. The design does not disclose anything novel. Indeed, according to Prosser, the majority of the characteristics that can be learned from the CAD files have already been released.
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 set up in a diagonal orientation. Physically there is nothing more to be learned from CAD renders alone that has not already made the rounds in the rumor mill.
The only real news here is something Prosser himself did during the broadcast. He made the CAD files publicly accessible on Google Drive. Anyone can download the STEP files for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro from the links in Prosser’s video.
“You know what? F*** it,” Prosser said after revealing the underwhelming renders. “I’m in a mood today. Has anyone ever given you guys CAD files for an unreleased iPhone before?”
Exclusive CAD files of unannounced items are not often made public by leakers. Aside from legal ambiguities, Prosser is convinced that the files do not show anything that would put Apple’s legal team on his back. Furthermore, the STEP files are labelled Generic Smartphone and Generic Smartphone Pro, presumably to avoid trademark infringement.
If you are interested and have AutoCAD, you can download either or both files and open them natively. You can also view the 3D models using an online STP viewer like the one at ShareCAD, although the models may not be rendered as well.
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