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Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c unboxed in new images from China

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Just days before the release of Apple's new flagship phones, Chinese Internet users have delivered photos and videos of the new devices' retail packaging.

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The iPhone 5s box, according to images posted by a user of Chinese forum DGtle.com, follows the familiar iPhone packaging formula in use since the original iPhone ? a rectangular box, slightly longer and wider than the phone itself, with "iPhone 5s" on the side and a head-on product photograph on the box lid. In a slight departure, it appears that the boxes for all iPhone 5s colors will be white rather than color-matched to the device.

The retail package ? which, based on the box's Chinese "hanzi" markings and the included United States-style wall charger that distinguishes them from phones bound for Hong Kong, indicates that these devices are for mainland Chinese consumption ? also includes a Lightning-to-USB cable, a Lightning-to-microUSB adapter, a pair of Apple EarPods, and the wall charger.

5s-packaging-1-20130917.jpg


Separately, an unboxing video sourced from China's Weibo microblogging service and first reported by Italian blog HDBlog.it purportedly reveals more details about the iPhone 5c, though key divergences from Apple's listed package contents cast doubt on the clip's authenticity.

Featuring a similar design to that of the iPod Touch with a clear plastic shell and a protective plastic wrap that is imprinted to mimic what the screen would look like were the device turned on, inside the box is a Lightning-to-USB cable, a Lightning-to-microUSB adapter, and the wall charger. Notably absent from the packaging in the video are Apple's EarPod earphones, which Apple China lists as coming bundled with the phone.
post #2 of 31

They must feel special....

 

So, is that small adapter so you can use your own USB cable or are there some other uses?

post #3 of 31

White iPhone is just made for angels!

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Edited by Chandra69 - 9/17/13 at 9:48am
post #4 of 31
I just used my iphone to watch a video unboxing of an iPhone that was recorded using an iPhone.

Am I the Morton salt girl now?
post #5 of 31
I'm seeing on twitter that the rumors are there will be SEVERE supply constraints of the 5S. Speculation is thats the reason there was no pre-release. It will be madness on Friday.
post #6 of 31
I check the video and still special!

i still remember when i get the first iPhone. that is something to remember.

I do not think that these micro usb will be available to the us or other markets.

I check the apple china website and that is not included!!!. at least on the webpage does not mention these.

These is from translate: (sorry NO Chinese plugin)

%u88C5%u6709 iOS 7 %u7684 iPhone 5c
%u5177%u6709%u7EBF%u63A7%u529F%u80FD%u548C%u9EA6%u514B%u98CE%u7684 Apple EarPods
Lightning to USB %u8FDE%u63A5%u7EBF
USB %u7535%u6E90%u9002%u914D%u5668
%u8D44%u6599

The iPhone 5c with iOS 7
With remote control and Mic Apple EarPods
Lightning to USB cable
USB Power Adapter
Data

Odd!
Edited by CarlosDeBernard - 9/17/13 at 9:54am
post #7 of 31

Is that just me, or there is an micro USB to lightning adapter in both packages ?

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Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post

I'm seeing on twitter that the rumors are there will be SEVERE supply constraints of the 5S. Speculation is thats the reason there was no pre-release. It will be madness on Friday.

 

Can't go a single story without making a doom and gloom post, eh?

post #9 of 31
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Originally Posted by jusephe View Post
 

Is that just me, or there is an micro USB to lightning adapter in both packages ?

 

Yes, but it seems it's a china only addition.

post #10 of 31

And Europe as i just check in Cnet!

 

And I quote:

"In 2010, the European Commission picked Micro-USB as the official standard, requiring that all smartphones available in Europe be compatible with the interface. Apple was able to get the okay for its 30-pin dock connector by offering a Micro-USB adapter."

 

these video is going around very fast


spoilers alert!

 

:lol: 

post #11 of 31

Yep!

post #12 of 31
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

Separately, an unboxing video sourced from China's Weibo microblogging service and first reported by Italian blog HDBlog.it purportedly reveals more details about the iPhone 5c, though key divergences from Apple's listed package contents cast doubt on the clip's authenticity.

Featuring a similar design to that of the iPod Touch with a clear plastic shell and a protective plastic wrap that is imprinted to mimic what the screen would look like were the device turned on, inside the box is a Lightning-to-USB cable, a Lightning-to-microUSB adapter, and the wall charger. Notably absent from the packaging in the video are Apple's EarPod earphones, which Apple China lists as coming bundled with the phone.

It looks real but probably not the original unboxing as noted by the missing earbuds, however you can see that the packaging clearly has an indentation where the earbuds would fit. They probably took everything out and used it before they decided to do an unboxing video. They put the package back together, but those earbuds are really difficult to fit back in the case, so they just bailed on that. The poor quality of the video, taken in portrait mode, sort of indicates they are not very savvy about this stuff.

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post #13 of 31
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Can't go a single story without making a doom and gloom post, eh?
Doom and gloom? That's what I'm seeing on twitter from several tech journalists. Apple stores will be madness on Friday. I have the day off so I might just drop by one of them to see what it's like. 1smile.gif
post #14 of 31
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Originally Posted by CarlosDeBernard View Post
 

And Europe as i just check in Cnet!

 

And I quote:

"In 2010, the European Commission picked Micro-USB as the official standard, requiring that all smartphones available in Europe be compatible with the interface. Apple was able to get the okay for its 30-pin dock connector by offering a Micro-USB adapter."

 

these video is going around very fast


spoilers alert!

 

:lol: 

 

What if people use an Apple microusb adaptor together with as third party micro usb charger (plenty of them around and plenty of fake ones tooto charge their iPhones... There's a risk of electrocution still perhaps

 

post #15 of 31
iOS 7 comes out tomorrow right?
post #16 of 31

Hmm... Who was it that said the leaked box shots for the grey 5S simply couldn't be real as they featured a blank black screen background?

post #17 of 31
Quote from article "Notably absent from the packaging in the video are Apple's EarPod earphones, which Apple China lists as coming bundled with the phone."

Whomever wrote this article needs glasses, the ear pods are in their package on the desk along with the other contents from the box.
post #18 of 31
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Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post

I'm seeing on twitter that the rumors are there will be SEVERE supply constraints of the 5S. Speculation is thats the reason there was no pre-release. It will be madness on Friday.

 

I've heard the same rumours, but I can't figure out why this would be the case.  If it's the fingerprint sensor or the A7 chip then they will have huge problems releasing iPads next month.  It seems odd that they would have planned that poorly.  I think the rumours might be just more analysts mis-reading the supply chain.  

post #19 of 31
So, which supplier opened a box before Spple said they could?
post #20 of 31
1st, why there are so many iPhone 5c on his desk?!! Is he an Apple employee opening up those boxes before selling them to real customers?!!

2nd, would be nice if he had cut his nails, wash them clean a bit ... even better if some female's hand would show off those sexy iPhones!

OK, I'm a bit too much detail oriented ... or freaked perhaps?!! LMAO

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post #21 of 31
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iOS 7 comes out tomorrow right?

 

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=ios7+release+date

post #22 of 31
Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post
…the familiar iPhone packaging formula in use since the original iPhone… …and a head-on product photograph on the box lid.

 

Ignoring the iPhone 4, 4S, and 5, of course… :rolleyes:

 

Not that I wouldn’t have preferred the same box style.

 

Originally Posted by icoco3 View Post

So, is that small adapter so you can use your own USB cable or are there some other uses?

 

It’s the Lightning to MicroUSB for whiny Europeans.

post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by Doctor David View Post

I just used my iphone to watch a video unboxing of an iPhone that was recorded using an iPhone.

Am I the Morton salt girl now?

 

Were you being recorded with an iPhone while you were watching the video?

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post #24 of 31
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Doom and gloom? That's what I'm seeing on twitter from several tech journalists. Apple stores will be madness on Friday. I have the day off so I might just drop by one of them to see what it's like. 1smile.gif

 

Alert the media!

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post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post
 

... It’s the Lightning to MicroUSB for whiny Europeans.

 

I like how they made it purposely ridiculous looking (and easy to lose), just to illustrate how dumbass the "edict" is in the first place.  :) 

post #26 of 31
Kinda cool, a banned person posting. In a strange way that is.

Sorry, completely OT. Yes, the Micro USB is indeed required in the EU. Good thing it was never the Europeans requesting this.
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post #27 of 31
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So, which supplier opened a box before Spple said they could?

Probably more shenanigans at the Chinese factory. Nowhereelse.fr is probably paying reward money for violating confidentiality agreements. 1wink.gif

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post #28 of 31
Strange that the supposed image of the 5s unboxing should leave the 5s' home button - the only part of the front of the 5s that's easily distinguishable from the front of a white iPhone 5 - cut off the bottom of the screen.
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Originally Posted by TinkerTenor View Post
Strange that the supposed image of the 5s unboxing should leave the 5s' home button - the only part of the front of the 5s that's easily distinguishable from the front of a white iPhone 5 - cut off the bottom of the screen.

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CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v70), quality = 100

Thx I was just about to amend that post...it was only cut off in the pic AI featured. Guess this is a legitimately unscrupulous employee's work and not fake then.
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Originally Posted by TinkerTenor View Post
legitimately unscrupulous

 

As distinct from legitimately scrupulous, illegitimately unscrupulous, and illegitimately scrupulous. :lol:

 

That’s a nice phrase; I like that.

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