iPhone 13 tidbits: Redesigned packaging, RAM amounts, more

By Chance Miller

September 15, 2021

Packaging changes One interesting change with the iPhone 13 lineup this year is that Apple has redesigned the packaging. Apple marketing VP Greg Joswiak says that Apple was able to “redesign the packaging” to eliminate the plastic wrap on the outside. This change by itself should eliminate 600 metric tons of plastic, according to Apple.

More specific information here remains unclear, so we’ll have to wait and get our hands on the iPhone 13 to learn more about how Apple redesigned the iPhone

No battery percentage in the status bar Despite the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro having a roughly 20% smaller notch in terms of width, Apple still hasn’t added the once-beloved battery percentage indicator back to the status bar. Instead, this is still hidden in Control Center, so you’ll have to swipe down from the upper-right corner to access the battery percentage.

In all actuality, Apple has had room to add the battery percentage on the Max models in previous years and chose not to. This means that there’s likely little chance of the battery percentage ever coming back to the status bar, with it likely having been a conscious decision to remove it in the first place.