What you need to know
- Apple makes some great boxes for its iPhones, Apple Watches, and so on.
- Some people like to keep the boxes around even after they're empty.
- And some of those people take photos of their boxes and share them with the world.
Sometimes you stumble across a secretive sub-community on Reddit and you wish you'd never even heard of the internet before. And then you find one that's so fun and quirky that it makes your day. May I present to you a subreddit dedicated to people who share photos of their Apple boxes?
Sure, at 5,600, members r/appleboxes probably isn't the most trafficked subreddit you'll ever see. But that isn't the point. For those 5,600 people, it gives them a place to share their love of design. And there are some pretty cool collections in there, too.
Sounds good, right? Well, it is.
Want to see some boxes along with some classic iMacs thrown in for good measure? Of course you do.
How about eight years-worth of iPhone, AirPods, and iPad boxes? Not a problem.
And then there's this one. 50 boxes! Insert "if you'd spent that money on Apple stock" comment here.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a trip out to the garage in my future...
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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.