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TIME considers the iPhone as the most influential gadget of all time

By Cookie Monster - on 5 May 2016, 12:00am

TIME considers the iPhone as the most influential gadget of all time

 TIME considers the iPhone as the most influential gadget of all time.

TIME Magazine yesterday unveiled its list of the 50 most influential gadgets of all time where these devices "forever changed the way we live, work and play". The publication stresses that the list was compiled and deliberated at extreme length by its technology and business editors, writers and reporters. 

Topping the list is the Apple iPhone, which TIME describes as a truly powerful computer in the pockets of millions. While smartphones had existed years before the iPhone was introduced in 2007, TIME feels that what made the iPhone so unique is its software and mobile app store, which forever changed the way people communicate, play, shop and work.

It believes the iPhone has fundamentally changed humans' relationship with computing and information and its impact will continue to be felt for decades to come. Other Apple products that made it to the list are the Macintosh (3rd), the iPod (9th), the iPad (25th), and the iBook (38th).

Here's a quick look at the top 10 gadgets:

  1. Apple iPhone
  2. Sony Trinitron
  3. Apple Macintosh 
  4. Sony Walkman
  5. IBM Model 5150
  6. Victoria Record Player 
  7. Regency TR-1 Transistor Radio
  8. Kodak Brownie Camera 
  9. Apple iPod
  10. Magic Wand

Other notable mentions are the US Robotics Sportster 56K modem (14th), Nintendo Entertainment System (15th), Nintendo Game Boy (16th), Motorola Droid (20th), TomTom GPS (22nd), BlackBerry 6210 (24th), Polaroid Camera (27th), Sony PlayStation (31st), Wii (32nd), Nokia 3210 (34th), Oculus Rift (39th), Fitbit (42th), DJI Phantom (46th) and Google Glass (50th).

You can check out the entire list at the source link below.

Source: TIME