TIME Magazine has named Iphone X the second best gadget of 2017.
The magazine’s annual 10 ten gadgets of the year was revealed yesterday, and the iPhone X ranks at number two, just missing out to the Nintendo Switch, which caused a frenzy earlier in the year when it launched with games such as Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Apple took two spots on the top ten list, with the Apple Watch Series 3 coming in at number nine on the list – and, it’s the only wearable to make the top ten.
TIME last week named iPhone X one of the best inventions of the year, and sat down with designer Jony Ive to delve deeper into the product.
Speaking of the top ten rank for iPhone X, TIME said: “Yes, it’s expensive. Yes, you’ll probably have a hard time getting your hands on one. And yes, Android did it first. But the iPhone X’s edge-to-edge screen and facial recognition system will undoubtedly set a new standard for phones to come.
“For one, Apple’s Face ID system, even despite the security concerns, is already being used in more creative ways than Samsung’s facial identification tech.
“Third-party apps like Snapchat and Warby Parker are taking advantage of the iPhone X’s face-mapping technology to project realistic masks over your eyes or select glasses that suit your face’s shape. That, combined with a sharp camera, long battery life, and large screen packed into a more palatable size, make Apple’s iPhone X a top pick.”
The top ten list is rounded off with the Microsoft Surface Laptop, which came in at number three, the Sony Alpha A7R III camera, taking tenth place, the Samsung Galaxy S8, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) Classic, the Amazon Echo and Xbox One X. Which gadget is your favorite? Tweet @AppleMagazine.
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