TIME magazine published its list of the top 10 gadgets of the year, and the iPhone 5 came out on top. The list also includes other goodies Apple users love, but there were some surprising omissions as well. The magazine praises the iPhone 5 as “melding hardware, software and services so tightly that the seams fade way.” In doing so, TIME says “Apple still has no peer,” in the smartphone market. Coming it at No. 6, TIME says the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display is a “joy to use.” The No. 9 spot goes to Nest, the intelligent thermostat created by former Apple executive Tony Fadell. The magazine says “rarely has anything so mundane been so engaging.” Microsoft’s new Surface with Windows RT is also on the list. The laptop/tablet combination device is ranked No. 7. Apple’s new iPad Mini and fourth-generation iPad failed to make the list.
iPhone 5 Named TIME Magazine’s Gadget of the Year
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).