iPhone crowned “most influential gadget of all time” by TIME
“It fundamentally changed our relationship to computing and information,” the magazine argued, “a change likely to have repercussions for decades to come.”
Apple also claimed a few other spots on TIME’s list of various devices. The Macintosh came in third for its graphical user interface. The iPod was ranked ninth for perfecting the MP3 player, while the iPad came in 25th place. Finally, the iBook showed up at 38th for being the first Wi-Fi laptop and offering a cool design.