What you need to know
- TIME has shared a list of the best 10 gadgets of the decade.
- Apple has three products in the top 10.
- It's probably the three you're expecting.
TIME has shared a list of its best t10 gadgets of the last decade, with Apple filling three of the spots. And yes, they're probably the ones you're already expecting.
The last decade has been a big one for technology and we've seen some considerable changes in the way we go about getting work done, transport ourselves, or just have plain old fun. And the TIME list draws from quite the pool of products.
If I asked you to pick your own top three Apple products of the last decade, would you say iPad, Apple Watch, and AirPods? Probably, and that's the three that TIME came up with as well. The full top 10 reads:
- Apple iPad (2010)
- Tesla Model S (2012)
- Raspberry Pi (2012)
- Google Chromecast (2013)
- DJI Phantom (2013)
- Amazon Echo (2014)
- Apple Watch (2015)
- Apple AirPods (2016)
- Nintendo Switch (2017)
- Xbox Adaptive Controller (2018)
I'm finding it difficult to argue with most of that, although there's a case to be made that Tesla's Model 3 deserves a spot thanks to its ability to offer the Tesla magic at a more reasonable price point. But I digress.
On iPad, TIME noted that the tablet changed the way people use personal computers, just as iPhone changed phones.
In a move that will surely please Apple, TIME also pointed to Apple Watch's prowess as a health monitor as a reason why no competitor has been able to compete with it. At least, not yet.
And finally, AirPods. TIME notes that AirPods have a cult following similar to the iPod that came before them.
So now I'm curious. What would your top three Apple products of the last decade be?
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.