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. And no, the short-lived iPad 3 didn’t make the cut either.
According to TIME magazine, these are the top gadgets of the year, ranked in order:
1. iPhone 5
2. Nintendo Wii U
3. Sony Cyber-shot RX100
4. Raspberry Pi Model B
6. Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display
7. Microsoft Surface with Windows RT
8. Samsung Galaxy Note II
The iPhone 5 isn’t the first Apple handset to make the annual list, but it is only the second to top the list. The first to do so was the original iPhone back in 2007.
In 2011, the iPad 2 topped the list, and the iPhone 4S came in at No. 4. The year before, the first-generation iPad was No. 1, while the iPhone 4 was No. 6. In 2009, the iPhone 3GS was No. 4. In 2008, the iPhone 3G finished at No. 3.