On the other hand... that looks suspiciously -- and **EXACTLY** -- like a phone that's been put in the microwave. Check out the end of this video, of an iPhone 6 that actually WAS put in the microwave: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6VyWex3Gag
I HATE liars. I hate them so goddamn much.
I don't care whether you love or hate Apple products... Don't be a fucking liar. And don't microwave yr phone.
Proper protocol, here, is to IMMEDIATELY inspect the package for ANY flaws. Someone who would actually photograph this and start a reddit thread... would also be someone who'd be smart enough to follow protocol, and actually report the damn thing to the shipper. So as not to invalidate the standard insurance claim.
Third... That box is in awfully good shape for having a battery EXPLODE inside it, now, isn't it?