Apple recently changed the box of its iPhones. It’s now more compact for a simple reason: there is no charger or headphones. It’s not just the iPhone 12, by the way. Indeed, the other iPhones still sold (like the iPhone 11) also have this new box.
YouTuber Rjey bought a new iPhone 11 and it just has the new box. Rjey takes advantage to give an overview and compare it with the other boxes. As we can see, there is indeed a noticeable difference from the previous models. There is another difference: Apple only includes one Apple sticker now, compared to two previously.
Boxes for iPhone 5s, iPhone 11 (2020) and iPhone 8
As for the content, it’s easy to see. Apple offers the iPhone, the USB-C to Lightning cable, documentation, a sticker and the accessory to open the drawer dedicated to the SIM card.
This new box is for iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 11, iPhone SE (2020) and iPhone XR. It’s in place now. However, you may have the old format if you buy a new model today. It all depends on the stock and the warehouse where the iPhone comes from.
As a reminder, Apple says it has removed the charger and headphones from the box for the sake of the environment. Some think that it is above all a way to save some money, since the addition of 5G has a cost on the iPhone 12.