iPhone 5 the Best Gadget of the Year according to Time Magazine

If you were in any doubt that the latest iPhone was the best yet, Time has released its annual list of top gadgets. Sitting pretty at the top of the pile is the iPhone 5. Apple’s 6th generation has received much praise since launch, and this year Time honored it with the “Best Gadget” gong for its “melding hardware, software and services so tightly that the seams fade way.” 

The only other Apple product on the list is the 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina display which made its way to 6th. Surprisingly the Nest thermostat only made it to ninth place. I personally would have had it somewhere closer to the top 5 at least. The designer behind it has revolutionized a product that we’ve been getting frustrated with for years. In my own house, the thermostat is the one gadget I’m genuinely not comfortable with touching, they’re so complicated and fiddly and rarely do what you think you’ve programmed them to do. As soon as the Nest becomes available here in the UK, I’m getting one.

The entire top 10:

  1. iPhone 5
  2. Nintendo Wii U
  3. Sony Cyber-shot RX100
  4. Raspberry Pi Model B
  5. Lytro
  6. Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display
  7. Microsoft Surface with Windows RT
  8. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  9. Nest
  10. Simple.TV

What are you thoughts? Is there anything missing off the list that should be there? I’m surprised that the Galaxy SIII isn’t on the list, and yet the Surface RT is? Where’s the new iMac or the 3rd/4th gen iPad? Sound off in the comments or tweet me: @TiP_Cam

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  • AlanMoncada

    I suppose @phonedog has something different to say with their smartphone rankings lol. but this looks like a consumers list of things to buy for the holidays so its understandable that the s3 and especially the likes of the nexus 4 are not there. Nexus although a lot more polished is still not considered user friendly and the s3 is painfully close, but can still be more streamlined. either way the Wii U is in second? really?

  • GauravBhattacharjee

    This can’t be serious. As much as i like apple, it’s a fact that iPhone 5 along with iOS 6 is a big let down. Galaxy note 2 is way ahead of iPhone 5.

  • BuddyBennett

    I have a simple tv and the software is slow, frozen ,drops out, lots of other problems an issues on there support site which is just a place for people to report problems that you never get help for !!!!!! If this thing is on the list then the list is a joke !!!!!!

  • BuddyBennett

    I have simple tv an it has a lot of problems check out there Facebook page or kickstarter page !!!! This list must be a Joke !!!! Or the person that did the list is a joke !!!!

  • robert paulson

    This list is a huge fail.  the Wii U is a joke and the iPhone 5 is laughable at #1.  Terrible article is terrible.

  • coolsagy

    This article seems to be more towards best non android devices barring note2

  • Deke218

    Time magazine is irrelevant.  I actually thought they went belly up years ago.