TIME Magazine has published its list of the 50 most influential gadgets of all time, and the iPhone tops the list. The magazine praised the original iPhone for its role in changing the way people approach computing and interacting with information.
Apple's device ushered in a new era of flat, touchscreen phones with buttons that appeared on screen as you needed them, replacing the chunkier phones with slide-out keyboards and static buttons. What really made the iPhone so remarkable, however, was its software and mobile app store, introduced later. The iPhone popularized the mobile app, forever changing how we communicate, play games, shop, work, and complete many everyday tasks.
The iPhone is joined on the list by items like Sony's Walkman and the IBM Selectric typewriter, as well as other Apple products, including the iPod and original Macintosh.