Apple loves HUGE boxes!!

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  1. drakeshipway macrumors 6502

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    I saw this on Gizmodo link

    Apple has shipped a Mini DisplayPort Adapter in a box bigger than the Macbook box!
    They're at it again.. shipping the tiniest accessories in the biggest boxes!

    pce :) :apple:
     
  2. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    wow, thats ridiculous. they could have just used a pouch...
     
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    i find that hard to believe, they coulda just used an envelope. they probably didnt wanna wrinkle the bag! haha
     
  5. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    yeah it is actually a bit hard to believe.
     
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    was that pun intended?
     
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    They probably have a one size fits most box. Doesn't surprise me really. Apparently they haven't bought anything from Amazon (not a reseller).
     
  8. paolo- macrumors 6502a

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    I bought my macbook straight from apple. The video adapter I bought with it was tucked inside the macbook box close to the power supply. Mind you it did come in another box, just slightly bigger than the macbook box, pretty much like the one pictured there, actually. Maybe they only box certain ones. Mine came from China by airmail... Maybe they get some by boat to the US no and then ship from there to lower costs and ship those in the smaller boxes...

    They could just put the adapter in a Manila envelope, mind you.
     
  9. spyderdsm macrumors member

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    my mini disppay port adapter came inside that huge box also and it also had a plastic air bubble thingy inside...i guess its a fragile package:rolleyes:
     
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    I ordered a bike pump and Amazon shipped it to me in a box big enough to fit a fridge.
     
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    When I bought my DVI to TV adapter, it came in a courier bag. So did my replacement battery.
     
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    +1 mine, which i got for free for some reason (i honestly don't know why but when i ordered my macbook on the phone i got a shipment notification a few days later and it wasnt the macbook nor my cs4...it came as a surprise in this huge box got me all excited that it was my macbook but it weighed like a feather haha), came in that same size box.
     
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    hahaha
     
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    They probably have tons of boxes left over for other products so they're trying to eliminate those first before they start being 100% green.
     
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    To play devil's advocate. It would be less "green" to stock tons of different sized boxes. Letting a lot sit around until something ordered can fit into one.
     
  17. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    That's really pushing it. I think we need to call a spade a spade here. Apple did a good job reducing the sizes of their Macbook boxes, but there's still room for improvement. That silly adapter bag for example has about 4x the plastic and cardboard necessary to protect the adapter. Sure it looks good with all that white space but 4x the material needed is excessive no matter how you look at it. This isn't even considering the box that it gets put in.
     
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    I think it is time for someone to invent properly reusable packaging, ie standard size boxes that just require some tape to seal, but otherwise can be used again and again.
     
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    If it was, congratulations. A spectacular pun.

    Anyway, just goes to show that corporations don't give a flying **** about the environment, just the publicity that goes with "saving" it.
     
  21. Ramius macrumors 6502

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    I wouldnt say corporations give a damn about environment. I think the design of the new MacBooks are an example of Apple very much caring about the world.

    This package is probably a sign of something that have not yet been revised, a strategy of the past. I think the more Apple focuses on being green, the less stuff like this we will see.

    But I wonder, is this actually for real? Cause why would they ship that little wire in a MacBook box??
     
  22. stuff99 macrumors 6502

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    well the replacement power plugs for my 3g iphone came in this huge ass box for this tiny plug.
     
  23. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I ordered a few things from Apple and the box was always a good size, not to big and nothing got damaged. Who says this guy didn't buy something else that also came in that box, because you can always believe everything you read on the internet. :rolleyes:
     
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    I bought some RAM today (not from Apple) and here's the box:
     

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  25. Molopo macrumors regular

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    Trust me, there isn't a single motive behind the "greener" apple that isn't 100% for profit. Why do you think apple still scored 13th out of like 16 electronics manufacturers in greenpeace's rating system? Because all they did was decrease the pollution created by what the customers see - laptops, the boxes they go in; etc. Obvious stuff. They don't mention that they dump their wastes just like everyone else, that they don't recycle, that their carbon footprint is just as big as everyone else's. I might seem cynical, but it's the sad truth.
     

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