Apple dominates TIME’s ’50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time’ with iPhone #1

TIME’s “50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time” ranks Apple’s iPhone No. 1.

TIME’s write-up goes like this:

The tech that forever changed the way we live, work, and play

Think of the gear you can’t live without: The smartphone you constantly check. The camera that goes with you on every vacation. The TV that serves as a portal to binge-watching and -gaming. Each owes its influence to one model that changed the course of technology for good.

It’s those devices we’re recognizing in this list of the 50 most influential gadgets of all time.

Rather than rank technologies—writing, electricity, and so on—we chose to rank gadgets, the devices by with consumers let the future creep into their present. The list—which is ordered by influence—was assembled and deliberated on at (extreme) length by TIME’s technology and business editors, writers and reporters.

Apple products on the list include:

1. Apple iPhone
3. Apple Macintosh
9. Apple iPod
25. Apple iPad
38. Apple iBook

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: We shudder to think of where we’d be today – and what absolute dreck we’d all be trying to use – without Apple.

What’s missing and what shouldn’t be on TIME’s list?


  1. Apple products such as the iPhone, iPod and Mac are NOT gadgets!

    A gadget is something that can turn table lamps on and off when you clap your hands.

  2. Seems I recall a few years ago saying that of all the products Apple has built it will be the iPhone that will be most remembered because of its impact on society.

    I got a lot of flack for that….

  3. Whats interesting is that “Apple” was mentioned 24 times in the list where as “Microsoft” 2 times. Google 7 times though most of them related to Glass and Nest which are at best dead.

  4. Of all time?!!
    Kinda missed the clock, microwave oven, handheld blowdryer, Mr Coffee … and simple plastic tape (before that most tape was cloth with gummy glue or tar). *Everyone* but everyone bought these things.

    Google Nest/Glass & Sony DiscMan? Puleeeze!

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