Finally, the veil has been lifted, and the mystery solved, for the relief of Apple’s packaging suppliers who had to keep a secret for a decade. Apple prides itself in the fact that it wraps its iPads and iPhones for shipment in tight-footprint boxes made of sustainably produced cardboard, and pays attention to every little detail that goes into the content itself. With the iPhone 7, for instance, Changes to the tray and EarPods carrier contributed to an 84 percent decrease in plastic usage for iPhone 7 packaging compared to iPhone 6s. For the iPhone 8, Apple went even … – Source