Unboxings show first hands-on of iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro

The news: Apple’s embargo for iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro have been lifted for members of the media to share their first impressions online.

The takeaways so far….

  • The lack of plastic wrap has made the unboxing experience less satisfying than before
  • Some reviewers still wish there was a charger in the box
  • Pro colors are quite subtle across the board and more vibrancy would be appreciated
  • The Midnight iPhone 13 is not exactly black, it has a slight blue tint
  • Bigger camera bumps are larger than you’d think in real life
  • But the camera bump causes the phones rock less on a flat surface
  • Overall, the design changes are subtle year over year, but the weight difference between iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 is noticeable

Our take: Strictly looking at the unboxing experience…it seems pretty underwhelming this year. But the new phones look incredible and I can’t wait for mine to come in on Friday.

First iPhone 12 unboxings show new Blue and Graphite colors

The news: A day prior to official videos going live after embargoes are lifted, some hands-on videos of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro have surfaced online.

  • This is our first look at iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro that both officially release on Friday, October 23
  • On top of redesigned, thinner packaging, there is a new screen cover made of a thin paper on both models this year, with information about what the buttons on each side of the phone do

Our take: The phones both looks really sharp, and these are low-quality videos. Can’t wait to hold these in person on Friday!

The first unboxing of iPhone 12 in blue, shared to YouTube by Ben Geskin.

And a brief unboxing of iPhone 12 Pro in Graphite, from DuanRui.