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.