Time magazine awarded Apple four slots on its 2010 top 10 gadgets list, naming the iPad the No. 1 gadget of 2010.
According to Time, 2010 was a big year for Apple. The recently released 11-inch MacBook Air, which has been "flying off the shelves," came in third. The iPhone 4, Apple's fastest selling product ever, came in sixth. The new streaming Apple TV rounded out Apple's place on the list at No. 7. Here's the complete list:
Top 10 Gadgets
- Samsung Galaxy S
- 11-In. MacBook Air
- Google TV Via Logitech Revue
- Nexus One
- iPhone 4
- Apple TV
- Toshiba Libretto Dual-Screen Laptop
- Nook Color
To its credit, the iPhone did show up on another list: Top 10 iPhone Apps, of which Netflix was No. 1.
Times' list highlights the growing rivalry between Apple and Google. Apple has established a significant lead in the tablet market, and it's No. 1 spot on the top 10 gadgets list affirms that competitive answers to the iPad have yet to take off.