Apple iPhone 5 makes TIME's Gadget of the Year for its design

TIME Magazine's spokesman 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...”
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5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I agree that iPhone 5 visual design is really good but technical design is really poor.

7. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Yes.....a plain rectangle with rounded corner, the same design that has been used for the last 3 phones, is ground breaking. The iPhone design, and OS has been lacking and boring since the first iPhone was released. I will never understand how this phone make some people drool. I am starting to miss the feature phones of yesteryears. They were unique with a lot of them having very well thought out designs.

8. lovefist unregistered

He must be on crack when he said this, just see his surname.. McCracken.

9. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

iPhone 5 build quality and design is impressive indeed, gotta be honnest, software is a different story though

16. faisolbauuz

Posts: 121; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

Impressive bulid quality ? You mean dent and scratch on a brand new iphone 5 ?

27. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

it was happened on the first batch, that problem has been addressed now as i don't see any of this problem anymore on my friends' iPhone

68. Droiddoes unregistered

Good point. We forgot that your friends' iphone is representative of all iphones ever made.

81. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Sarcasm.....

89. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

You deserve that piece of sarcasm apple's hypnotized slave.

96. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

am i ? i don't even have any apple products, as a matter of fact, this comment was writen using my nexus problem?

100. faisolbauuz

Posts: 121; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

Well i dont understand why everyone hates ios device i own ipad 3 and the ios is bad at first but after you jailbreak it will be a great improvemonts ex: it you want to add widget or cuztomize your lockscreen? Just install dreamboard or springtomize (tough its not to good compared the ones on android)bluetooth file transfer ? There is an app called airblue so? Why people are saying ios cannot be cutomized or boring ? And i wil be called and aplle fAn boy after saying this

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Says the Galaxy S III and the iPhone 5 were a tough call, GS3 doesn't make the list. Lol Time logic.

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

There is only 1 slot for each category

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Explain the Note II on the list.

19. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

coz its a phablet, dude !

92. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

u mean iTime logix

17. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

What the fudge!!! iPhone 5? Really? Gadget of the year? Times magazine must be stuck in time!!

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Time magazine is for people over like 60. They have no idea what's going on in the world of tech or whats really good.

21. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

One word,pathetic. The design is essentially 2 years old,just slightly stretched out of proportion this year. Time magazine is lost in a world of its own,or perhaps the Harry has recieved a nice christmas present from Apple :-)

32. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its much older than that. the iphone4 was out for 18 months before the 4s came out.. so your talking 3-4 years somewhere. "zomg they gave us the same design again!! its sooo awesome!!!"

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I agree with time overall

45. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

To me the note and gs3 r slightly prettier, but their design isn't as complex as the ip5. Not as much has to go into their design. This is y I agree with time, , overall they r the bettter devices though.

48. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Complex?

51. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The building process is.

57. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

To me the thing is they really didn't change much from the 4/4s. They replaced the glass back with aluminum and stretched the length. Other than that, you've got the same design for the last 3 years. It's not really any different than what HTC was doing for awhile. Their phones were overall the same design with a few changed here and there. But when they did it it was stale & repetitious, when Apple does it it gets an award. If you had all ilterations of the iphone, arranged them out of yearly order, and looked only at the face, could anyone pick which one was which (other than the iphone5)? To me that is not something a company should win an award for.

62. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's true, but it didn't win an award for that. It won for best design with the ip5.

78. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

What I was saying is how can they win an award for a warmed over design from the last 3 years. That's like giving a car company a design award for a model they've barely updated in 3 years.

70. Droiddoes unregistered

True, the building process is very complex. It cannot be easy to get thousands of dirt poor suicidal Chinese to slave away making sub par novelty phones for 16 hours a day for 3 cents an hour without rioting or committing mass suicide. I'll give apple that.

93. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That was unnecessary

69. Droiddoes unregistered

You would.
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