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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100 Comments

101. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sure would I like the design. Oh well, my main device is a note 2 so can the fanboy stuff. Apple makes beautiful devices.

25. KazEmpire

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

Best Design with 1 day durability!

26. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

iphone 5 what a joke really it looks like crap and it feel like a cheap made phone i see them all the time stuck in roaming or bent or having cracked screens ..whatever tho

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

R u really telling the truth

31. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

oh yes i see at least 5 to 10 iphones come in everyday with some kind of issue ...

40. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I see maybe 5 -10 per week personnally,the amount of iphones the freeze and wont turn back on unless u press the lock and home button together for 10-15 seconds on a week basis is high. Another regular iphone fault is caller display constantly turning off and not being able to switch back on,they simply can't read sim cards properly,this sim card fault also effects iphones reading sim cards contracts for the first time,it can take up to a dozen attempts for them to import sim contacts

43. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

i wish i only saw 5-10 a week ...apple says they care about there customers but really they dont apple is required to activate phone there that they do a phone swap on but the apple store here doesnt even do that they just hand them a phone and say take it here and have them do it .. that makes me mad it shows to me they dont care about there customers.. and i see the sim issue here and there but i see mostly the pphone stuck in roaming or with a cracked screen ive seen a few bent ones but all in all the iphone 5 is junk .. we still sell more iphone 4s 3 to 1 over the iphone5 cause ppl around here know the issuses they have

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wowww thats bad

28. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

IPHONE5 TIME's Gadget of the Year? And they wonder why people cancel their subscription to their magazine, they are so outdated...hahaha

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Remember this is design only. Gs3 won all the other major awards

58. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I replied to an earlier comment of yours so I'll keep it short. For the most part the design hasn't changed much since the original iphone, especially if you look at the front only. Otherwise the iphone thru the 3gs are the same design, the iphone4/4s added the antenna band & a glass back, the iphone5 traded the glass back for aluminum and stretched the length. They're handling their design cycle like a car company, and cars cost a lot more to impelemt a redesign than cell phones. I would pick a lumia phone over the iphone as far as design goes. A much fresher design IMHO.

71. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Opinion respected

80. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Thanks. Again, IMHO, a design award should be given to something groundbreaking, even risky. Apple seems to be afraid to rock the boat as far as design and software goes, and at some point it's going to bite them. That's what baffles me about iphone sales. When I spend my money, I want something that looks different than what it's replacing. Buying something that's virtually identical but with a few new features seems like a waste of money to me.

94. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said

33. windy

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

Iphone 5 has the best design and build quality of 2012, Time's right. Software is so fluid and easy to use also. There are also other cool devices but overall it stands out.

34. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Okay he's part right, and part wrong. Saying that apple still has no peer, he's damn wrong. Have he seen nokia lumia 920? That thing beats iPhone 5 10x! I would agree that apple really built the iPhone 5 to the highest standard. It's the best built quality as of now that has the most premium materials used on it. The software and hardware integration is also given to apple. Besides, who won't perfect that kind of integration when your OS changes by a little over time?

39. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Whatever they make it of is the most premium materials. Last year, glad was the most premium material, this year its aluminum.

37. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Seriously Only yesterday a guy came to my room and tried to explain how the iPhone 5 is the most amazing phone ever. "It has an amazing Clock App which allows you to open Stop Watch, Timer or Set Alarms right from the main Clock app screen. So user friendly" *Kicked him out of the room

47. bigbmc26

Posts: 43; Member since: May 10, 2012

Haha, I had 2 coworkers try to convince me it was so great because of their flashlight apps! I asked why can't you just hit the video camera icon and us that as the flashlight? They said too many steps, lol! Sounds like a design problem to me...

46. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

l think there are blind or in other words there are stupid about the hardware an the software u buy the phone the software is bad it have problems an the hardware u can skake it and it have losse end inside the phone plus there say is well build are there stupid or what!! an there call the best gadget plz stop it ur making me cry of laughter time magazine

49. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Time, their still around and relevant? I guess just throwing out what their elder clients want to hear about their phone in their hands. Perhaps that poll was right, iPhone's have gained geritol status an have lost their way amongst youth an in the know folks just like time.

76. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

They're just trying to get more mags to fly off the stands due to the mere mention of Apple. Not surprising considering the two people they chose for persion of the year (PotY and runner up) and the little girl that got shot for standing up for something was behind those two.

50. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

The iPhone 5 over the Wii U ....for design? If the Wii U controller is included for the Wii U.....how does the iPhone 5 get picked over that? I might have even picked the Surface over the iPhone 5. Do they know 4" phones existed before the iPhone 5?

52. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Doesn't matter. The Galaxy S III is the "People's Gadget of the Year."

53. jimjam unregistered

iphone 5 has to be the worst device I've held. The edges are so harsh and it is just blocky. Now the ipod touch 5 is really nice.

54. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

time magazine is an american owned company. enough said.

56. jimjam unregistered

Any phone that NEEDS a case is by default poorly designed!

59. Joker

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Yup, totally legit; coming from a magazine nominated Kim Jong Un as man of the year :sarcasm

60. krypticsoul

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 18, 2009

Iphone 5 Gadget of the Year!? What 'TIME' capsule did they dig this up from? Let me guess, from June 29, 2007?

61. alekso9

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

Gadget of the year award for the same design its had since the beginning? Nice...
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