First iPhone 5 reportedly unboxed, packaging similar to iPhone 4S

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in iPhone edited January 2014
A set of images reportedly showing the first unboxing of Apple's iPhone 5 hit the web on Tuesday, revealing the new handset's eco-friendly packaging is very similar to that of previous generation devices like the iPhone 4S and 4S.

iPhone 5 Box
Source: BGR


The pictures, provided to BGR, detail the internal layout of the iPhone 5's compact box, complete with Apple's EarPods in a protective case, an AC adapter, the new Lightning to USB cable and the smartphone itself.

Opening the box reveals the iPhone 5, as in previous models, and the accessories are once again located beneath the handset, though the arrangement has been slightly tweaked. As seen in the pictures, the EarPods are situated in a custom-shaped cavity at the top of the box, the AC adapter is nestled in a molded middle section with prong supports and the Lightning cable takes its place in a simple compartment at the bottom of the package.

Internal Layout


In comparison, the internal layout used with the iPhone 4S merely separated the accessories with standard dividers, the exception being a cutout for the AC plug to ensure the part didn't shift during shipping.

Perhaps the most obvious change is the switch to a new black box that matches the "Black and Slate" iPhone 5 colorway. It is not yet known if the "White and Silver" version will ship in the usual white packaging.

The set of photos also included a single image comparing the size of the iPhone 5 and previous generation iPhone 4S.

Comparison


Apple is set to roll out the iPhone 5 this Friday after a record-breaking two million units were preordered in the handset's first 24 hours of availability.
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  • Reply 1 of 35
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,705member
    you mean "similar to Samsung" :) /s
  • Reply 2 of 35
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,743member
    Ooh, packaging articles!
  • Reply 3 of 35
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 4,652member
    Thanks for providing Scamscum the packaging design schematics. Expect this when their GS4 comes out. /s
  • Reply 4 of 35
    john.bjohn.b Posts: 2,720member
    Just waiting for the unlocked versions to go on sale...
  • Reply 5 of 35
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,743member
    jungmark wrote: »
    you mean "similar to Samsung" :) /s

    It's getting complicated. Samsung copied Apple's packaging, so is this now a copy of their copy?
  • Reply 6 of 35
    john.b wrote: »
    Just waiting for the unlocked versions to go on sale...

    I think the box top just lifts off. No locking mechanism.
  • Reply 7 of 35
    melgross wrote: »
    It's getting complicated. Samsung copied Apple's packaging, so is this now a copy of their copy?

    Not only is Apple copying the packaging material, they're copying the idea of copying their competitors!
  • Reply 8 of 35
    this is FAKE AS DAY CAN'T PPL TELL!!!jQuery18101117400813382119_1348002542108???
    look at the mask of the iphone pic and the shadows and the reflection on the top of the phone.. man i got a bridge to SELL U and an old iPHONE 4
  • Reply 9 of 35
    gazoobeegazoobee Posts: 3,754member


    This is lame even in the context of lame articles the repeat things from other sites.  "Reportedly unboxed?"  "Packaging similar"????


     


    Who'd a thunk it eh?  :rolleyes:

  • Reply 10 of 35
    boogabooga Posts: 1,077member


    Cue the "iPhone 5" is boringly packaged... uninspired packaging... why bother to get an iPhone 5 when the packaging is so similar... articles.

  • Reply 11 of 35
    booga wrote: »
    Cue the "iPhone 5" is boringly packaged... uninspired packaging... why bother to get an iPhone 5 when the packaging is so similar... articles.

    You forgot, "Steve is rolling in his grave."
  • Reply 12 of 35
    Fake. ;>)
  • Reply 13 of 35

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by melgross View Post





    It's getting complicated. Samsung copied Apple's packaging, so is this now a copy of their copy?


     


    It's either an example of recursive humor, a conceptual Gordian Knot or a loving tribute to the Worm of Ourbouros... Have you seen the movie, "Synecdoche, New York"?

  • Reply 14 of 35

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ChristophB View Post





    You forgot, "Steve is rolling in his grave."




    Poor Steve probably had to install a rotisserie device in his coffin with all the rolling he's been purportedly doing

  • Reply 15 of 35
    Apple really needs to reinvent the box. They are clearly not leaders anymore, since they are still using the same old rectangular cardboard boxes. THey have lost their edge.
  • Reply 16 of 35

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bill42 View Post



    Apple really needs to reinvent the box. They are clearly not leaders anymore, since they are still using the same old rectangular cardboard boxes. THey have lost their edge.


     


    Do you suggest a rectangle with rounded corners?

  • Reply 17 of 35
    A set of images reportedly showing the first unboxing of Apple's iPhone 5 hit the web on Tuesday, revealing the new handset's eco-friendly packaging is very similar to that of previous generation devices like the iPhone 4S and 4S.
  • Reply 18 of 35


    S

  • Reply 19 of 35

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Booga View Post


    Cue the "iPhone 5" is boringly packaged... uninspired packaging... why bother to get an iPhone 5 when the packaging is so similar... articles.



    Sorry, I think you are totally reaching here. I know people here like to poke fun at the haters, but nobody would realistically say that. Nice try, but unnecessary. 

  • Reply 20 of 35
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,743member
    christophb wrote: »
    I think the box top just lifts off. No locking mechanism.

    Oh, I like that one very much!
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