Apple Watch Series 4 unboxing: One box becomes two


The Apple Watch Series 4 has undergone a design overhaul since last year — bigger screen, thinner body — but that’s not all. The packaging is different for some models, too. We unboxed two different models to show what’s new: an aluminum 40mm Apple Watch Series 4 (in space gray) on video, along with photos of the stainless steel 44mm model (in gold). 

The box is a long rectangle. It’s double wrapped, first in plastic, and then in a cardboard layer that makes it seem like you’re opening up a birthday present. The interior of the cardboard wrap shows colorful pictures of the Apple Watch.

Inside there are two boxes. The larger one houses the watch’s body — enclosed in a slip-off felt-like cover — plus the induction charging puck attached to the 1 meter USB cable, the USB wall charger and a small instruction manual. 

The slimmer, bottom box-within-a-box is the included strap. It’s exactly what you’d get if you were to buy the strap separately.

To recap, you get:


  • Two boxes inside the package: one for the watch and hardware, the other for the band
  • Watch body enclosed in a felt cover
  • USB wall adapter
  • USB to Lightning cable (1 meter) with induction charging puck
  • Instruction manual
  • Watch band

 And that’s it!

Check out the full unboxing video (above) and our ongoing review of the Apple Watch Series 4. And stay with CNET in the coming days and weeks for lots more testing and comparisons on the new Watch.

Both the Watch and the new iPhone XS and XS Max hit stores in more than two dozen countries on Friday, Sept. 21.

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