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R.I.P. iPod Box....

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archurban

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well, here is what I think. every industrial design especially package one is how much you can pack them as many at a time. so that company will reduce the price. Apple considers not only design of box but also product itself.
 

enjoisoad

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all of us that miss the cube box know that its not as efficant but that dosent mean we still cant remanise.
 

whymillywhy

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Kris, mine came in a box like that, that ain't a cube in my book, thats why I said that At least I still got my outer box from my 4g too for memories
 

mjmoonwalker

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I find it ironic on how we all miss the iPod boxes but not the old G3 Cube Macs. Haha.

PLUS:
I think the decline of boxes started kind of with the fourth generation because they took out all the good stuff, like the dock. But..the box designs were cool. I think that was when Apple started to cut corners. Or better yet, the third generation didn't come with anything. No remote (I don't think...-_-), no case, etc.
 

azn1stknight

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I have a friend who has the entire collection of boxes. He has an entire shelf designated for iPod boxes. Its cool to see the evolution of the iPod packaging. And I have to agree, the cube looks a lot cooler than the new ones.
 

dpid

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Interpol said:
Smaller size = less raw materials used = more environmentally friendly. Multiply that by the number of iPods sold. That's not an insignificant number.

Personally, I'm glad the boxes are smaller and produce less waste. Remember when CDs used to come in those god-awful cardboard longboxes? Talk about a real waste of trees.
What are cardboard longboxes?
 

aquatika

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I will miss the folding cube box.

My first iPod (3G) was something special. It's not the same now. ;)
 

Kristiano

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I haven't opened an Apple box in ages (since June to be exact). Have to wait til Xmas probably...
 

JeffsJeep04

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I'm starting to realize that the 3rd gen was really a high point in ipod design (don't have one, never did, passed up saving some money on one to get a 4g as they were being released). The 5g is really sexy though...new design. I'm undecided on who wins over 3g vs. 5g. Maybe it's because I have a 4g, but it just seems kinda blah to me. I did get the sweet packaging though :D
 
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