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Time Magazine’s Gadget Of The Year: iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 may not have beaten the Samsung Galaxy SIII in sales but it has won the nod of Time Magazine as it won its gadget of the year award for 2012. According to Time’s Harry McCracken “The iPhone 5, which starts at $199 with a two-year contract, is one of the most artfully polished gadgets anyone’s ever built, with a taller screen than previous iPhones built into a thinner, lighter case. The camera, with a particularly well-done panorama mode, is another highlight.There are lots of nifty smartphones out there, including the iPhone’s impressive arch-rival, Samsung’s Galaxy S III. But when it comes to melding hardware, software and services so tightly that the seams fade away, Apple still has no peer.”

iphone 5 gadget of the year

While there may be people who may disagree on the decision made by Time Magazine we can’t deny the fact that the iPhone 5 is the best iPhone so far.

A total of ten gadgets were included in the list with the iPhone

  1. Apple 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

The iPhone 5 is a sixth generation model that was first released in September of last year. It has several improvements over previous models such as being slimmer, lighter, has a larger screen and comes with more powerful hardware specifications. Pre-orders of this device exceeded 2 million during the first 24 hours making it a record for Apple

iPhone 5 technical Specifications

  • Operating System: iOS 6
  • Display: 4 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, 640 x 1136 pixels 326 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass
  • CPU: Dual-core 1.2 GHz
  • GPU: Triple-core PowerVR SGX 543MP3
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 16/32/64 GB
  • Camera: 8 MP 3264×2448 pixels autofocus LED flash rear, 1.2 MP front
  • Battery: Li-Po 1440 mAh

via phonearena