Probably not a shock to anyone with a pulse but Apple’s iPhone 5 ranked number one in Time Magazine’s top 10 gadgets of the year list. Compiling from 2012’s extensive catalog of tech-gadget releases, the list includes products of all kinds from major brands and start-ups alike.
Harry McCracken, Time’s Editor at Large writes “Apple may be responsible for more than its share of the tech industry’s great leaps forward, but it’s at least good at fussing over the tiny little details other companies ignore.” In comparison to it’s rival, Samsung Galaxy S III, he states “when it comes to melding hardware, software and services so tightly,…Apple still has no peer.”
We can’t argue with that. Apple has reflected and generated a cultural phenomenon with their iPhone. It has become the ‘Band-Aid’ of the mobile phone industry, providing a rousing and unifying community for all involved. The technology has opened doors to new markets and continues to push our expectations of digital media and communications.
With the outstanding technological output from Apple since the turn of the century, we have capabilities unimagined beforehand; and with that comes innovation and newer capabilities.
Having said that, it is again not surprising to see Apple’s 15” MacBook Pro with Retina Display at the number six spot of Time’s list. It has bridged the gap between people who use their computers on a consumer level and those who depend on their computer in a professional setting. Both schools enjoy the slimness, it’s portability, it’s proficiency and its unsurpassed lifelike image quality. Feel as you may but the proof says it clear: Apple is king.