iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus feature a more repair-friendly design with a removable back glass panel, allowing customers to make aftermarket modifications to the device more easily. Already, someone has modified the iPhone 14 with a transparent back glass panel that reveals various components inside the device.


The clear back glass reveals the battery, wireless charging coil, logic board, Taptic motor, the inner side of the Lightning connector, and more. The modified iPhone 14 has a custom rear camera cover with a frosted finish.

Today’s edited iPhone 14 photo was shared by few Twitter accountsbut we haven’t identified the original source yet.

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are the first models with an easily removable back glass since the iPhone 4S. Many hobbyist colored and transparent backlit glass panels will likely appear over time, just like in the days of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Back in 2011, someone modified an iPhone 4 to display a glowing Apple logo on the back.

One potential hurdle to aftermarket modifications is that Apple requires technicians to complete a System Configuration after replacing the back glass on iPhone 14 models, according to internal documents obtained by Mac rumors. It’s not yet clear what happens if this software calibration process is avoided – possibilities can range from a simple warning about a non-genuine part in iOS to functions like wireless charging being affected.

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

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