TIME Magazine has named the iPhone 5 as the gadget of the year.
Apple may be responsible for more than its share of the tech industry’s great leaps forward, but it’s at least as good at fussing over the tiny little details other companies ignore. The iPhone 5, which starts at $199 with a two-year contract, is one of the most artfully polished gadgets anyone’s ever built, with a taller screen than previous iPhones built into a thinner, lighter case. The camera, with a particularly well-done panorama mode, is another highlight. There are lots of nifty smartphones out there, including the iPhone’s impressive archrival, Samsung’s Galaxy S III. But when it comes to melding hardware, software and services so tightly that the seams fade away, Apple still has no peer.
The Top 10 Gadgets:
● iPhone 5
● Nintendo Wii U
● Sony Cyber-shot RX100
● Raspberry Pi Model B
● Apple 15” MacBook Pro with Retina Display
● Microsoft Surface with Windows RT
● Samsung Galaxy Note II