Apple is generally known not just for the minimal design of its products, but also for the minimal design of its packaging. But when it comes to the new MagSafe to MagSafe 2 adapter, the box is not only huge in comparison to its payload, it also consists of a frankly ridiculous number of individual parts. And Paul Kafasis, boss of Rogue Amoeba software, has the photos to prove it.
Paul has lovingly made and published a “boxing” of the adapter, starting with the tiny, sure-to-be-lost unit itself and adding inner packing, outer packing, manuals and other papers, plus the packing box, the packing label and even “the piece of cardboard to which that box was attached.”
It’s quite a ridiculous setup, especially when you see everything together at the end. And to think: Apple could just have dropped it into a miniature envelope to mail it.