Don’t count on reusing your current cases for the upcoming iPhone 14

First-world problem: 3D printed mockups based on leaked CAD measurements suggest that your current iPhone 13 cases won’t fit the upcoming iPhone 14 family.

A hand holding an iPhone 12 Pro Max with the rear camera array shown
  • Physical molds of the upcoming iPhone 14 models are being compared against existing iPhone 13 cases, with a mix of good and bad news.
  • While some existing cases may fit some of the upcoming new iPhones, don’t expect a perfect fit due to a bigger camera bump on the iPhone 14 models.
  • Do you miss the good ol’ days of using your iPhone cases for at least two years?

Size comparison: iPhone 14 dimensions vs. iPhone 13

Mac Otakara, a pretty reliable Japanese blog, has created mockups based on recent leaks and CAD renderings of the upcoming iPhone 14 lineup, suggesting that the vast majority of existing cases won’t fit the new phones.

Physical molds for the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro models won’t fit into existing cases for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro. The upcoming phones are slightly taller and have more prominent rear camera bumps.

On the upside, the physical mockup of the upcoming 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max does indeed fit a case for the current 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max. There’s just one minor issue: The smaller camera bump on the iPhone 14 Max does not fill the much larger camera cutout in the iPhone 13 Pro Max case. Read: How to clone an iPhone

As for the flagship 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max, that one should in most cases for the current 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max model, but the increased camera bump on the upcoming phone won’t precisely fit with your existing case.

What do we know about iPhone 14 so far?

The next iPhone update is believed to drop an iPhone mini from the lineup, but that doesn’t mean there’ll be one less phone to be excited about. According to leaks, four new iPhones are expected in the fall: Two 6.1-inch models and two 6.7-inch ones. The phones are said to feature thinner bezels, an improved front camera with autofocus, an upgraded 48-megapixel camera for Pro-branded models, which may also get a pill and hole-punch layout design instead of a notch.

Alleged iPhone 14 front glass panels shared on Twitter by @SaranByte illustrate a taller aspect ratio for the iPhone 14 models along with the rumored pill-shaped cutout for the TrueDepth camera and a punch-hole design for the selfie camera.