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iPhone 3G unboxed [video added]

updated 07:10 pm EDT, Tue July 8, 2008

iPhone 3G unboxed

The Boy Genius Report has released what appear to be the first snapshots of the iPhone 3G straight from the box. The photos show a small neatly organized black box similar to the one used for the original iPhone. As expected, the new model sports an all-black case back with a white apple logo. The back is a bit more rounded than its predecessor, the iPhone 3G appears to be a bit more tapered on the top end. Overall, the device does not look that much different from the current model. Update: A video of the unboxing is also avaiable.

The device ships with a small square AC adaptor, and the standard set of cables. As with the previous model, the instructions are neatly wrapped in a folder that rests at the top of the box. Boy Genius Report says the iPhone had just arrived, and had yet to be activated. The site says an "Apple Ninja" somehow managed to obtain the device before Friday's official unveiling.

Update: Added two new images, and optimized a third.

by MacNN Staff





  1. iPhoneLuv

    Joined: Dec 1969



    How about a tear-down? The pictures are interesting and all but nothing I couldn't find on Apple's website last month. I'd like to see some pictures of the guts to see how they changed up the components!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Um, you guys posted a story earlier that was an unboxing.

    And this is apparently the definition of tech p*** for the fanboy sect: "OMG! Look at the box! Oh, take off the cellophane baby! That's it, slower... slower. Oooh, now show me those box compartments. Oh yeah, that's it. Now take out the cables. One at a time, there you go..."

  1. Constable Odo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Unboxing is silly, but...

    go to Youtube and search for the term "unboxing." There are hundreds of unboxing videos. This is not a new obsession. These are the things that help people pass the time and that's what makes Youtube such a hit. I mean, a video unboxing of a harddrive or speakers is very mundane stuff to me, but some people are interested as you can verify by the number of views.

    I don't think the phenomenon is strictly fanboyism. It probably falls under curiosity or quest for knowledge. You can really learn a lot if you were in the field of packaging and such. Apple does not lead the pack in unboxing videos. Game machines and other handsets are more prevalent.

  1. Tanker10a

    Joined: Dec 1969



    What is the BIG DEAL? I cannot believe this is news?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: unboxing...

    Man, I was on youtube looking for something (I think that JC Penney ad that was all the news a couple of weeks ago) and found loads of people who literally video cam elevators, escalators and the like. "Hey, and check out this. It's got an up AND down button! And there's carpet on the floor."

    It makes the unboxing people look less sad.

  1. Go Bells

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Quest for Knowledge

    I do not have an online p*** problem..... I have a quest for knowledge of the female anatomy..

  1. calverson

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Go Bells...

    "I do not have an online p*** problem..... I have a quest for knowledge of the female anatomy.. "

    Its comments like that which give nerds a bad name. If you have a quest for knowledge of the female anatomy, go out and GET SOME.

    Oh, and all the people that are like

    "OMG I CANT BELIEVE MACNN ARE POSTING THIS IS IT SO LAME LOL" - if you REALLY didn't care, you wouldn't be reading it ;-)

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