iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus feature an easier-to-repair design with a removable rear glass panel, allowing customers to make aftermarket changes to the device more easily. Someone has already modified an iPhone 14 with a clear glass back panel that reveals various components within the device.


The clear back glass reveals the battery, wireless charging coil, logic board, Taptic Engine, inside of the Lightning connector, and more. The modified iPhone 14 also has a custom rear camera housing with a satin finish.

The modified iPhone 14 photo was shared today by some Twitter accountbut we have yet to locate the original source.

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are the first models with easily removable rear glass from the iPhone 4S. Many colored and clear glass back panels are likely to emerge over time for hobbyists, just like in the days of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. In 2011, someone even modified the iPhone 4 to feature a glowing Apple logo on the back.

A potential obstacle to aftermarket mods is that Apple requires technicians to complete “System Setup” after replacing the rear glass on iPhone 14 models, according to internal documentation obtained by MacRumors. It’s still unclear what happens if this software calibration process is avoided – the possibilities could range from a simple non-genuine part warning in iOS to features like wireless charging being affected.

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max do not have a removable glass back panel.

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