iPhone 5 – Time Magazine’s Gadget of the Year

Time Magazine recently rolled out its annually released Top Ten-based “Gadget of the Year” feature, highlighting the iPhone 5 by Apple in top place. Also included in the list is Apple’s MacBook Pro mobile computer system, the 15 inch variant with the fabled Retina Display.

Authored by Harry McCracken, McCracken notes that the newest iPhone incarnation is “one of the most artfully polished gadgets anyone’s ever built”.

McCracken also adds that, “When it comes to melding hardware, software and services so tightly that the seams fade away, Apple still has no peer.”

Included in the list, following after the iPhone 5, is Nintendo’s Wii U, while Sony’s Cyber-shot RX100 made it to third place. Following after would be the Raspberry Pi Model B, then the Lytro, which is then followed by Apple’s MacBook Pro at 6th place.

Microsoft’s Surface (Windows RT variant) made it to the list at 7th place, which was followed by Samsung’s recently released smartphone, the Galaxy Note II. Nest made it to 9th place in the list, while Simple.TV bagged the last place.

Oddly enough, the Samsung Galaxy SIII didn’t make it in the list, and as the Galaxy Note II did make it to 8th place, arguments have been raised as to why it landed in such a position, when its performance specs and ratings actually rivaled that of the iPhone 5’s.

Either way, as the list has long been regarded as a veritable pool of information, it appears that Apple had successfully made two products which are quality-laden enough to be part of Time Magazine’s Gadget of the Year 2012 roster.

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