A day ahead of Apple’s huge iPhone event on Sept. 9, purported retail packaging for the device has been leaked. Shared by Techtastic, the image appears to show the wrapper that goes over the iPhone box, complete with the necessary Apple logo and iPhone image. The box also appears to confirm the iPhone 6s name, though that wasn’t really up for much debate.
What’s notable about the packaging is the iPhone 6s’ color, which appears to be rose gold—something we’ve been hearing about frequently over the last few months. Additionally, the packaging also features what looks like a gold and black fish, seeming to confirm the rumor that Apple’s new handsets will feature motion backgrounds; the motion background feature is currently available on the Apple Watch.
We actually saw what was allegedly iPhone 6s Plus retail packaging last month, which differs slightly from what you see above (you can see it in the gallery). Either Apple is going to use different box designs for its iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, or one (or both) of the contents are simply prototypes. The boxes for the existing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are incredibly minimal, featuring only the raised outline of Apple’s phones.
In addition to the apparent retail box image, a packaging sticker for Apple’s upcoming iPhone refresh was also unveiled, confirming the presence of a 16GB model. There’s been some debate about whether Apple would ditch the storage option, with plenty of reports claiming 16GB would stick around for another year. This image appears to confirm Apple has no immediate desire to double the base model to 32GB, which is something many competitors have already done.
We should know much more about the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus tomorrow, along with possible announcements for an upgraded Apple TV and iPad Pro.