Apple iPad Makes It To Time’s ‘50 Best Inventions of 2010′ List

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Here's one more reason to brag about your newly bought iPad. The gadget has made it to the elite list of products that were featured in TIME magazine's list of “50 Best Inventions Of 2010”.

While we knew that the iPad was certainly revolutionary in terms of being the first Tablet to bring in technologies like multitouch and full fledged web browsing (minus flash though!), we never envisioned it to make it to such an elite list.

Here's how TIME justifies the iPad's entry to the list:

"How does Apple keep out-inventing the rest of the tech industry? Often, it’s by reinventing a product category that its competitors have given up on. In theory, the iPad is merely a follow-up to such resoundingly unpopular slate-style computers as Microsoft’s Tablet PC. But Apple is the first company that designed finger-friendly hardware and software from scratch rather than stuffing a PC into a keyboardless case. When it calls the results “magical” and “revolutionary,” it’s distorting reality only slightly. One analyst says the iPad is the fastest-selling non phone gizmo in consumer-electronics history."

Now if that wasn't enough, the second invention to make it to the “Technology” section of the list also has an Apple connection. We're talking about an iPad app called Flipboard that is featured as the second entry in the list of the top inventions of 2010. Flipboard presents various social media network updates in a magazine style layout. This means you can look at those Facebook pictures and comments in a completely different way compared to what you have been used to.

The entry of both an iPad and an iPad application to the same list according to us, speaks volumes of the quality consciousness of folks over at Apple, who ensures that only the best products reaches the consumer. 

Coming back to the iPad, do you think your iPad was worthy enough to have made it to the list? Any other product that you can recall that should have been in the list? Let us know in the comments section below.

[via TIME]

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