Why don't the boxes have the carriers on them?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mrat93, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. mrat93 macrumors 65816

    mrat93

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    Has anybody else noticed that on the box, on the top bar on the iPhone, there is no carrier logo or name? It just shows the "5 bars" symbol and the "3G" symbol. Any thoughts on why?
     

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  2. Wolf103FM macrumors regular

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    My guess would be so that they didn't have to print up 20+ different boxes
     
  3. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    1. it saves money on having to print different boxes for different countries for their different carriers.

    2. i dont wanna sound like an ass but i would rather not have my boxes uglied with an att logo thx.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    1. So that they don't have to print 75 different box covers.
    2. It's Apple. They're not going to advertise someone else on their box.
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    They'd need 3 different boxes just for Australia - total waste of money.

    This way they only need to make one box and just put the different power adapters into them - much cheaper.
     
  6. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    easier to shuffle stock around as localisation occurs in store during the activation process??
     
  7. mrat93 thread starter macrumors 65816

    mrat93

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    The AT&T logo was on the back on the 1st gen iPhone box.

    Well I know 75 is a lot more than about five. But I believe all of the 1st gen boxes had the logo on top.
     
  8. cWeems macrumors 6502a

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    technically they all said at&t, if u look next to the signal ;)

    so they must have different boxes printed.

    EDIT: first gens i mean.......................
     
  9. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    nope, my UK box (bought november 10th, day after launch) said o2-uk in the signal
     
  10. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    Regarding the boxes, has anybody seen this posted on appleinsider:


    Quote:

    Based on reports flooding AppleInsider's tip lines, initial iPhone 3G supplies will be skewed largely towards the $199 8GB model, which comes only in black. That doesn't mean there won't be some 16 giggers floating around. And for the extra $100 required to trade up to the higher capacity model, you'll not only get your choice of white or black, but if you choose the white, you'll also get a white box too:

    [​IMG]


    Link: http://www.appleinsider.com/blogs/iphone/08/07/08/white_iphone_3gs_come_in_white_boxes_photo.html
     
  11. cWeems macrumors 6502a

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    doh'!!

    well, in the US atleast :p
     

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