We have seen a number of iPhone 13 cases, and one of these caseworkers has today shared pictures of the shapes they are based on.
The process of creating a case design before the launch of a new iPhone tends to have three steps and can be a risky business …
First of all, some in the iPhone supply chain leak CAD models or forms, which reveal things like the external dimensions and location of the camera bump.
Second, a company will produce shapes based on these measurements. Other companies make dummy models, which aim to replicate the finish of the final products – with some of these shown in more detail in videos.
Finally, caseworkers use these forms to design and test their cases.
If the original leak was genuine, and nothing changed between then and the final version of the phone, all is well ̵
Twitter user DuanRui trawls Chinese social media for leaks, and found that a caseworker, Benks, has shared photos of the shapes they used to make their iPhone 13 cases.
Benks, a well-known Chinese brand for mobile phone accessories, sent out photos of iPhone 13 series phone models. They have already produced phone case products based on this model.
Since several caseworkers will buy the same shapes, this can create a consistent view of the design of a future model, without assurance that it is correct. In the case of the iPhone 13, however, there have been a fairly large number of reports that all point to the same things, so these forms have a decent chance of proving to be accurate.
The Apple logo is probably partially hidden to prevent trademark issues.
There has been speculation about the name of this year’s lineup, but a recent report suggested that the models will indeed be called the iPhone 13.
Our iPhone 13 guide summarizes everything we expect from this year’s selection.
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