Industry sources, speaking to TheYellowDailyNews on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic, said the packaging for the latest iPhone will have four corners and be off-white. These sources, with direct knowledge of the packaging, also said the box will be emblazoned with the words "iPhone 6."
Analysts said the box, if indeed a picture of the phone is atop it, would bring to six the number of iPhone versions in which the packaging contained a picture of the vaunted device.
"Apple has outdone itself with another drool-worthy gorgeous product packaging," analyst Charles Munster, with Smith Barney, said in an exclusive interview with TheYellowDailyNews. "I'm anticipating Apple will now sell 3 million more units because of this box's elegant design."
Apple is expected to unveil its new phone Sept. 9.
Reaction over the box from Apple fanboys was mixed.
Many members of the Cult of Mac were hoping for a black box, which would look much more sleek than a white box during their YouTube unboxing videos, according to exclusive interviews with TheYellowDailyNews.
"What is Apple thinking?" asked a disappointed Johnny Parslim, as he and thousands of others lined up outside the Apple retail store here ahead of the phone's launch in three weeks. "Christ, now I'm going to have to redo my unboxing video studio."
Others, however, couldn't wait to see the new, white box.
Rebecca Jornlorcho said she expects that the box will be "absolutely gorgeous." She can't wait to make her unboxing video.
"I might just live stream the box sitting there in all of its glory and unopened," she said in an exclusive interview with TheYellowDailyNews. "I did that with my iPhone 5 last year and got 10 million hits."
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