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PC World: iPhone, Time Machine Among 2007's Top Innovations

PC World: iPhone, Time Machine Among 2007's Top Innovations

by , 10:50 AM EST, December 28th, 2007

PC World took a look at the tech products that were available in 2007 and compiled a list of the top 25 most innovative products of the year. Apple made the top five twice with the iPhone and Leopard's Time Machine feature.

Coming in at number two, right behind Google Gears, was the iPhone.

iPhone: One of the most innovative products of 2007.

"Apple made navigating via a touch screen -- sure to be a staple in future PDA phones and other small devices -- intuitive and fun," PC World said. "iPhone's Safari browser makes the handset a great mobile Web device. And, sure, many phones play music, but Cover Flow cranks the iPhone up to 11 as a music player."

Fourth place went to Time Machine, the drop-dead simple backup feature in Mac OS X 10.5. The feature makes backing up your important files as simple as plugging a hard drive into your computer and removes the old excuse that backups are too complicated. PC World asked "One question: Why doesn't Windows Vista have anything this simple and useful?"

This isn't the first time Apple products turned up on end-of-year lists in 2007. The iPhone was named Time's top gadget of the year and invention of the year, yet somehow missed out on being named person of the year.

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