Photo of alleged Apple iPhone 7 box shows 256GB model with AirPods included
Today, a series of images surfaced showing off what allegedly is the retail box for the Apple iPhone 7. If legitimate, the box would be another confirmation that we expect a version of the 4.7-inch handset to feature 256GB of internal storage. It also shows that wireless AirPods (not EarPods as seen in the prior leak) are included out of the box. What is missing is the aforementioned Lightning to 3.5mm jack adapter.
Back in January, we told you that Apple was working on wireless earbuds that would sport Bluetooth connectivity, and would be launched alongside the new 2016 iPhone models. The rumor about these AirPods repeated itself in July.
There are some red flags about this leak. One, the back of the box is actually a label. Apple stopped using labels and started printing directly on the box with the release of the Apple iPhone 6. In addition, the printing (which is in Russian, by the way) is center-justified as opposed to the left-justification used on the boxes of most Apple devices. Also, most current Apple products do not have the name of the device printed in large lettering as seen in the photos that accompany this story.
Both the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus will be unveiled on September 7th. Pre-orders are expected to begin two days later with a launch on September 16th.