Snippet: ‘iPhone Box’ Debate Goes Viral on Twitter ☍

Shared on January 7, 2021

Chance Miller for 9to5Mac:

If you head to the Trending section of your Twitter app today, you’ll find a humorous trending topic: “iPhone box.” The debate centers around whether you should keep or throw away your iPhone’s box, with some users also sharing how they repurpose their iPhone boxes.

The “iPhone box” debate went viral on Twitter today after one user tweeted a blunt message telling everyone that they should throw away their iPhone box. Since that tweet went viral, thousands of users have chimed in to the debate, arguing about whether or not they should keep or ditch their old Apple boxes.

I’ve seen a lot of this on social media over the last few days and even with my semi-regular iPhone replacements, the boxes only take up a little corner of a shelf. If we’re talking about de-cluttering, there’s a lot more junk I could get rid of. Obviously, those decisions are personal and I don’t begrudge anyone who wants to throw theirs away.

I keep mine because I’ve sold or traded in many of my prior iPhones and it’s kind of a nice history of my tech. Plus, since I rarely used the included accessories, I know where they are if I or someone else needs them.

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