The Apple iPhone 5 has been announced the "Gadget of the Year" in TIME's annual awards in various categories, which include the renowned Person of the Year, with some pretty controversial nominations in the past.
Harry McCracken, a TIME spokesperson, said that the choice has been difficult, given the competition of phones like the Galaxy S III
with its Smart Stay function and the like, but the iPhone 5
was chosen mainly because of the stellar metal-and-glass design, and the overall integration of software and hardware.
His exact words are “one of the most artfully polished gadgets anyone’s ever built
,” and “when it comes to melding hardware, software and services so tightly that the seams fade away, Apple still has no peer
Here are the 2012 top 10 in TIME Magazine's Gadget of the Year award:
- 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