Unboxing videos may be getting a hell of a lot more interesting if this patent, which stipulates packaging that becomes a usable dock, becomes a reality. The filing shows a box which looks akin to the current device packaging which Apple thinks could be big enough to dock a smartphone or a portable computing tablet.

The absence of an Apple-designed dock for the iPhone 5 may have irked some, though would consumers want to use a device made of the beautiful box it came in? Unboxed items certainly hurt on resale, but we can already imagine a world where transformer packaging is resold on eBay separately. It's certainly a nice, green idea, provided it's made of an environmentally friendly material. [Patently Apple via Mashable]

From Patently Apple