TIME Magazine’s Gadget of the Year: Apple’s iPhone 5
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 · 10:45 am · 6 Comments
For what its worth – after all, they also named Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet flop #7 – TIME Magazine has named Apple’s iPhone 5 as Tech 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,” Harry McCracken writes for TIME Magazine.
“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,” McCracken writes. “The camera, with a particularly well-done panorama mode, is another highlight.”
McCracken writes, “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.”