There's an iPod hidden in your iPhone 12 box and you missed it

Iphone 12 Pro Box With Ipod
Iphone 12 Pro Box With Ipod (Image credit: Joseph Keller / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Your hot new iPhone 12 has a secret.
  • The box has a classic iPod hidden inside it.
  • You have to hope this was done on purpose.

Your new iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro is pretty great but what if I told you the box it came in was even better. Well, OK. Maybe not, but hear me out – the iPhone 12 box has an iPod hidden inside.

Sort of.

The new iPhone boxes ditch the charger and earbuds for the first time, allowing them to sport a new layout. The paperwork and Lightning cable just happen to be laid out in such a way that they make the box look like a classic iPod. Click wheel and all.

The charming coincidence – or was it? – was spotted by one Redditor and once you've seen that iPod there's no way you're going to unsee it. Not that you should want to. Who doesn't love the classic iPod shape?

Iphone 12 Pro Box Hidden Ipod

Iphone 12 Pro Box Hidden Ipod (Image credit: u/Kahnartist81)

Pretty cool, right? I'm going to choose to believe that isn't accidental in the slightest and someone somewhere in Cupertino is chuckling to themselves right now.

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.