Top 10 Everything of 2012

Top 10 Everything of 2012

In 55 wide-ranging lists, TIME surveys the highs and lows, the good and the bad of the past 12 months.

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bnett5
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PietSnot
PietSnot

iPhone 5 is just what a cellphone user needs.

superheromail
superheromail

I like the feel of the iphone5 it is not to large and the screen size is not to small works great.


@superheromail.com

oscarsalazar26
oscarsalazar26

@iStore_Ve pero porque no lo han sacado al mercado venezolano?

wwellwwellwwell
wwellwwellwwell

It's all about what you want on your phone. The iPhone's iOS is simplistic and works amazingly well, while Android's many operating systems all work differently. An iPhone is perfect for my cousin, who only needs Facebook and Instagram, and doesn't want to worry about anything else on the phone. One can pick up an iPhone, no matter what age, and start using it with ease.

On most Android operating systems, you will find a more advanced experience with more customization abilities: Things you can only get on the iPhone via jailbreaking. These features include live wallpapers, icon customization, different launchers, actual widgets (unlike the "widgets" on the iPhone), and much more.

There are misconceptions and stereotypes about iPhones and Androids. Some true, some false. Android fans may say that Apple fans are rich and pay too much, while the Apple fans claim they pay for a premium. There are true and false parts of both sides of the argument. Here's where both statements are false: iPhones (depending on the memory size) can cost the same as an Android phone. So you aren't really paying more for an iPhone. However, there are also quality Android phones. Many HTC phones are made top-quality, and are just as "premium" as an iPhone. Here's what's true: iPhone buyers can indeed pay too much. Having more memory on the iPhone is expensive. On most Android phones, you can expand the memory with microSD cards for a much cheaper price. Another misconception about Android is that its operating system isn't developed. Android has gone a long way, and has changed a lot over the years. iOS has stayed mostly the same. The only major change to iOS was the addition of the pulldown menu, which was on Android for a long time already.

I have owned an HTC Evo, iPhone 4S, and a Samsung Galaxy S III. I have used them all for a long time, and have found Android's operating system to be my preference. I liked iOS, but it was a little boring for me. I wanted more customization. I wanted it to be my phone. But that doesn't mean Android is better. Neither is better. They're completely different, and each has its own unique experience.

maniallu
maniallu

if you have multiple apple products, U know what Im talkin about. Its the experience. SS is just a gadget. iPhone is a 360 degree experience. We will definitely find out in the long run. And one more thing is the software. Nobody can come close to it.

nickdiggs
nickdiggs

@_monica_xoxo wow, written by some nobody apple fanboy. Stats don't lie, Samsung is #1

maniallu
maniallu

Samsung G S 111 is a product to be sold by toys r us. iPhone is a phone EXCLUSIVE period.

justinreyesv
justinreyesv

I'm a consistent Apple user (I have two iPhone 5's in the house, an iPhone 4S, two iPhone 4's (one GSM and one CDMA), an Apple TV (2nd generation, jailbroken), New iPad (3rd generation Cellular+WiFI) but I can honestly say this year, iPhone 5 should not have won gadget of the year, yes we got the 4-inch display we have been longing for a long with other upgrades like 4G LTE and a new connector but I truly believe that award belongs to the Samsung Galaxy S III or Galaxy Note II, both pushing the envelope in terms of innovation. 

It's not that the iPhone is not pushing the envelope anymore, it's just that the user interface is starting to show it's age, I use to praise Apple for it's consistency throughout all their devices but as a whole, now in 2013, it's really starting to show it's age and a lot of the things I thought I would love in the 5, I found I can make do with the 4S.

GANC
GANC

My family have 3 Samsungs Galaxy that t-mobile was giving away just for switching carriers. They have been a nightmare from day 1. From all the Krapp I've had to endure with this junk my favorite is this one. I tried to make a call and I received a message saying something like: Unable to start application, try again later. R U kidding. It's a phone that cannot make phone calls!! What if that was the call I made trying to save someones life? I had an iphone 1st gen before and something I can remember about it was its reliability. I understand the Iphone 5 is a lot better so, next March we will say bye-bye to T-mobile and their ridiculous phones. No more Samsungs (and Droids) for me and my family. Not even for free. Probably getting 3 Ip5

SeanMoser
SeanMoser

Apple’s better than other phone’s I think. The phone is really easier better to navigate. I recommend the iPhone strongly. Apple makes it good by: 1. iCloud(im not going to explain it but you can go to apple.com to see what it is.) 2. Apple TV(you can take music, videos, games, photos, anything from any Apple device (even iMAC!) ) 3. the iphone and all apple products (me and my family all have some sort of apple products, we have 2 ipod touches 3 iphones, getting a ipad, and were probably gonna get another iphone. 

jjdpro
jjdpro

Really? Samsung owned Apple in 2012 and quite possibly 2013..

jay123health
jay123health

i will say the galaxy 3 is better feature wise but the iphone camera is better and its more user friendly just all depends what your looking for in a phone i am a big apple fan but my friends got the galaxy 3 i will say its right there with apple 

dedymann
dedymann

I had the iPhone 2 and I loved it, I red good things about the android so I gave it a try,I hate it every time I need to use it, I will go back to the iPhone as soon as I can. D


volleyplay36
volleyplay36

Apple keeps their focus on suing (patent infringement) Samsung, HTC and LG on to try and stop their advancements instead of focusing on their own advancements in technology it very clear on the iPhone 5.  If that is what Time magazine calls advancement in technology they both need to wake up. I have bought Apple products over the years and was happy in the beginning but now realize what overpriced junk they are, and will change once they all die which is going to be soon I hope.  Palm was the first smart phone with a touch screen not the iPhone!  Steve Jobs is not around to see or stop it, but Apple will slowly start to fail and history will repeat itself like what happened to Apple in the 80's.  Who reads Time magazine anymore?  That magazine will soon be out of print so why does anyone care what they think!

marco.i.grimaldi
marco.i.grimaldi

LOL, Apples products are a gigantic joke. I was at the office today streaming the Canada/Russia world junior game on my PlayBook. I watched as 10 people swarmed my desk because their iPads (with it's lack of a flashplayer) couldn't stream the game. It got to the point that it was too difficult for everyone to see, so i plugged my Playbook into my monitor using it's native HDMI out (another feature the iPad doesn't have). Apple is a legendary marketing company, and Apple users are uneducated consumers who have been sold over, and over, and over again. You want the best notebook in the world? You buy a Lenovo. The best tablet? BlackBerry PlayBook. The best smartphone? currently, The Sony Xperia T but soon to be the BlackBerry 10 devices. See article to know what I'm on about. If you are an Apple iSheep (i.e. you waited in line for the iPhone 5, you've got a slippery macbook pro & iPad) than you have had the wool pulled over your eyes by your own lack of ability to do proper due diligence before you purchase.
http://www.thegadgetmasters.com/2012/12/15/10-reasons-why-blackberry-10-is-better-than-ios-6/

Telman
Telman

I bought a Droid this year I found it a piece of junk. As of now I am happy with my I phone 5.

JamesWar-faceKent
JamesWar-faceKent

I have to work on a mac sometimes during the day. It has to be this to protect my sanity. i would have to put a bullet in some randoms head daily if my only choice was a bill gates nightmare box. As i use it for creative design i appreciate how brilliant apple are at combining what i need (a stable software platform) with what can only ever be described as the sexiest product design. BAR NONE. It doesnt matter whether its a desktop computer, mobile computer or phone they nail it every time. Why cant any other brands do this. In comparison anything else always leaves me slightly cold.

Yeah you claim the such and such or the what about this one is better but i couldn't care less. Theres nothing on yours that makes me think oh yeah i wish my apple would do that. Everything you claim is better on yours isnt down to your respective manufacturer, they really owe it all to google for building the platform for them. And then your 'manufacturer' STILL cant nail the product design.

The only thing i'll give you is if my new iphone5s battery life is poor like a few rumours speculate. But even then i still couldnt care less.. i have a charger by my bed, a socket in the car and plenty of electric at work. If it runs out of battery for a short period of time.. hey ho i still couldnt care. Why... because theres much more important shit in life than mobile phones.

sniggiman
sniggiman

Just wait. Next year a Blackberry10 phone will be Time's gadget of 2013

CharlesDinatale
CharlesDinatale

i phone 4s is beast  with the best camera battery life and it fits in ur pocket the gs3 is a breakable machine made to break..... dont get me started on the app store.... app store in apple is so nice if u havent been there dont even open ur mouth about this subject....

PierreSch
PierreSch

Il est toujours très beau de lire de la propagande sur le site d'une entreprise.

Avez-vous oublié les articles éloquents sur les conditions de travail chez les sous-traitants d'Apple ?

Avez-vous oublié l'enquête édifiante du journal SPIEGEL sur les conditions de travail des vendeurs de l'entreprise Apple ?

Je ne veux pas que mes achats fassent souffrir des employés plus que de raison. Mon achat doit profiter à la société toute entière, et pas à un groupe d'actionnaire de merde. Tant que les conditions dans le groupe Apple ne se seront pas améliorées, je n'achèterai plus Apple. Et ce n'est pas être un "Hater" que de l'écrire, c'est faire preuve de clairvoyance et de respect pour la dignité humaine.


FAIR TRADE ON APPLE PRODUCTS, NOW !!!

dlung77
dlung77

I love the iphone haters.You all could have a motorola brick phone and think its hot rice. I cant believe android was even talked about. Nothing but security loopholes on their operating system. And samsung! wow, nothing but clunk junk made by 12 year chinese kids. Apple is on a quality and sexiness level that will take years to surpass. When apple releases their new design im sure all the makers will be copying them again especially when the re-revolutionize the TV in the coming year.

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edemsocial1
edemsocial1

"But when it comes to melding hardware, software and services so tightly that the seams fade away, Apple still has no peer"

By this reasoning, then every subsequent year's release of the iPhone will be TIme Mgazine's Gadget (of Mobile Device) of the Year for that particular year.... Sorry, Samsung, ur next Galaxy S4 has already lost out to the iPhone 6....



unlcebuck
unlcebuck

anyone mention anything about that you can not use many features of content or services on iPhone 5 (which worked fine on iPhone 4) due to issues with battery life. To date, tested a number of phones, can not get over 3.5 hrs usage time.

PeterSchwartz
PeterSchwartz

Yes, this article is bias to Apple  Yes there are better phones on the market.  The journalist acknowledges this in the last few lines of the article and he also sums up why he felt it was the best - the melding of hardware, software and services.  If you'd rather not have this, go ahead and buy an Android phone.  

"There are lots of nifty smartphones out there, including the iPhone’s impressive archrival, Samsung’s Galaxy S III. But when it comes to melding hardware, software and services so tightly that the seams fade away, Apple still has no peer."

More importantly, have a safe, prosperous and merry christmas.

Im_gr8nss
Im_gr8nss

@MsToriMichelle that article is extremly vague. Not to mention wrong. In no specific way did it say what made it best.

brettdrum
brettdrum

Apple introduced the world to the format of a touchscreen phone, a touchscreen tablet and now they've evolved them to the ultimate versions of themselves with the iphone5 and the ipad mini... I think they need to take it to the next level now with a foldable screen that is iphone and ipad convertible... and an ipad mini thats got a sim for a phone card.... But overall people love to hate Apple because its the best ..Apple critics have usually not owned an iphone ipad imac macbook... and have just gotten used to the confusing mess that the other products drop you in ... I won't switch to Android because I want quality hardware and a ecosystem that just works with everything thats put in it.... Dont be jealous android users ... just save up and get an iphone or ipad ... 

adrianben7
adrianben7

So predictable its just not even funny anymore.  iPhone 5 isn't even the best phone nevermind gadget.  There are far better options out there, and the iphone 5 is just a skinnier and longer version of the stone age iphone 4.  Apple make great computers but there phones are useless limited toys.  Galaxy s3 beats it in every department, widgets, bigger screen, expandable memory and more useful apps.  People need to get off the iphone bandwagon and try a proper phone and leave the iphones for the thickos and old people

JeremyCaron
JeremyCaron

I switched from Android to the iPhone 5 and I have yet to look back.. love the iphone!!

flamingkazin
flamingkazin

I prefer the 4S over the 5 but it's hilarious how people are so obsessively hating on the iPhone. I've compared the Galaxy and Android with it and I still prefer the iPhone as I have since 2007. I don't comment on things about the other phones cause I simply don't care. congrats Apple and thanks for making amazing products

willemkokke
willemkokke

@IanRobinson it's great, I must buy a permanent market to fix a few few spots on my chamfer though ;-)

ambiikaapurii
ambiikaapurii

@FunTimeHappened I told you that your Twitter was like one of those annoying update accounts. #noonelistens

taylorcollinge
taylorcollinge

After picking up and playing with this device.  Wow.

andremacdonald2
andremacdonald2

this makes me want to vomit, iPhone at number 1? wow how original and clever, I'm glad you did your homework this was truly enlightening.

Joaquin_Lara
Joaquin_Lara

@luiscraik haha who reads Time magazine these days anyway.

sunnysurya
sunnysurya

@asayf @kaulvimal Sorry Asif, please read the comments. and Dear @time, the time for lazy journalism is long gone Did your journo try maps?

Luismmc
Luismmc

@yuilop_es Aunque el #iPhone5 no haya sido tan espectacular como esperábamos,se ha convertido en algo deseado por los amantes de los #gadget

elyuba
elyuba

@jlaube77 en 2 panes al Iphone 5, vieja!! suerte con el proximo aparatito

clunes
clunes

@bengethin that's lazy journalism. Bloke obviously forget to test any gadgets and thought 'the iPhones bound to be good, that'll do'

qaqa001
qaqa001

@iPhoneBlogKorea 좋은 정보 감사합니다!

jyotimo
jyotimo

@UIMohitAthwani @iClarified Its all about customer satisfaction which the #iPhone5 has failed to do.

jyotimo
jyotimo

@UIMohitAthwani @iClarified I have neither,But know of people who've bought the #iPhone5 & wish they hadnt

pedro.f.silva
pedro.f.silva

I would exchange iPhone 5 by a Lumia 920. There's nothing new on iPhone 5. No NFC, no wireless charging... just a new row of old fashioned icons. What do people still see on iPhone?!