Time Calls iPhone “Invention of the Year”
In its annual list of “Best Inventions of the Year,” Time Magazine has, somewhat predictably, named the iPhone to the #1 spot. According to its story, Time picked iPhone because it’s “pretty,” it’s “touchy-feely,” “it will make other phones better,” and “not a phone, it’s a platform.”
“Yes, there’s been a lot of hype written about the iPhone, and a lot of guff too,” author Lev Grossman wrote. “So much so that it seems weird to add more, after Danny Fanboy and Bobby McBlogger have had their day. But when that day is over, Apple’s iPhone is still the best thing invented this year.”
Other electronics products named to the list included LG.Philips and Sony’s bendable screens, Intel’s Core processors, new wireless chargers from WildCharger and other firms, and XO Laptop, which is marketed as part of the One Laptop Per Child initiative.