Apple mentioned during its virtual media event earlier this week that it had eliminated plastic wrap from the iPhone 13 box. However, it didn’t go into detail over how it would keep the boxes securely closed until it was time to activate the device.
A photo tweeted this morning by Apple leaker DuanRui reveals the “zippy” way Apple is keeping the iPhone 13 boxes closed. The photo shows an adhesive paper tab from the end of the box to the bottom, with a tear-off strip to open it.
Apple announced the change alongside other environmentally friendly changes.
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are designed to minimize their impact on the environment, including the use of 100 percent recycled rare earth elements in magnets like those used in MagSafe, 100 percent recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board and, for the first time, in the solder of the battery management unit. Both models also introduce 100 percent recycled gold on the plating of the main logic board and the wire in the front camera and rear cameras.
Redesigned packaging eliminates the outer plastic wrap, avoiding 600 metric tons of plastic and bringing Apple closer to its goal of completely removing plastic from all packaging by 2025.