TIME Names iPhone X and Apple Watch Series 3 in ‘Top 10 Gadgets of 2017’


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The iPhone X welcomed a brand new design philosophy, both in software and hardware, for Apple, and the third-generation Apple Watch welcomes LTE support.

And, as such, both devices have garnered plenty of attention. This time around, it’s from the publication TIME, which today published its “Top 10 Gadgets of 2017” list. As the title suggests, the publication puts together what it believes are some of the most important devices that launched this year, ranging from video game consoles, smartphones, smart speakers, and more.

As far as Apple products go, the Apple Watch Series 3 landed at the number 9 spot, and here’s what the publication had to say about it:

“Apple’s latest smartwatch finally lets you leave your phone at home. Since it supports LTE, you can receive calls and texts on your wrist even when your phone is out of range. The third-generation Apple Watch also brings a faster processor and a new barometric altimeter for measuring activities like the numbers of stairs you climb. The Apple Watch isn’t meant to replace your phone, and just about anything you would usually use your phone for is better on a larger screen. But the freedom to leave your phone at home when you step out to walk the dog or go on a run may be just enough to persuade smartwatch skeptics that the Apple Watch is worth considering, especially for athletic types.”

Meanwhile, the iPhone X managed to climb its way to a much higher position on the list. With its new design, which boasts minimized bezels, and new features, including Face ID for biometric security, TIME says the iPhone X deserves the number 2 slot:

“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.”

And, if you’re curious, here’s the full list:

  • 10. Sony Alpha A7R III
  • 9. Apple Watch Series 3
  • 8. Xbox One X
  • 7. Amazon Echo (second-generation)
  • 6. SNES Classic
  • 5. Samsung Galaxy S8
  • 4. DJI Spark
  • 3. Microsoft Surface Laptop
  • 2. iPhone X
  • 1. Nintendo Switch

The full breakdown of why the publication chose each product can be read through the source link below.

TIME recently named the iPhone X one of the 25 best inventions of 2017 as well.

[via TIME]

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