If this is the iPhone 12 box there's definitely no space for a charger or headphones

Concepts iPhone 12 Case CAD
Concepts iPhone 12 Case CAD (Image credit: ConceptsiPhone)

What you need to know

  • Apple has been heavily rumored to have decided to do away with the charger and headphones in iPhone 12 boxes.
  • A new image claims to show the inner box that will house iPhone 12
  • Assuming it's legitimate, of course.

Rumors of Apple's decision to drop the charger and headphones from the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro boxes have been around for a few weeks now and they aren't going away. Now we might also be looking at an image showing what the 2020 iPhones will ship in. And it does look too small to fit those things inside.

Shared by YouTube channel ConceptsiPhone's Instagram, the image apparently came from a reliable source. But with that in mind, it's important to remember that there is no guarantee that this is legitimate. But if it is what it claims to be it doesn't look great for those accessories.


Apple's claimed decision to drop the charger, in particular, is one that has caused plenty of discussion already. Some laud Apple's plan because it will help reduce e-waste, while others think that a $1,000 iPhone should come with something to charge it. Both arguments have their merits.

Apple is expected to launch its iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro lineup in September of October. Whether they'll come in something that resembles this image or not, time will tell.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.