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Tuesday 10 December 2019

Apple's iPhone picks up phone of the year and gadget of the year

Apple's iPhone has scored a major double win by picking up phone of the year and gadget of the year at the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget awards in London.
Apple's iPhone has scored a major double win by picking up phone of the year and gadget of the year at the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget awards in London.

Martyn Landi

Apple's iPhone has scored a major double win by picking up phone of the year and gadget of the year at the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget awards in London.

The awards, run by technology and gadget site Pocket-lint, are voted for by a combination of a panel of industry expert judges, technology journalists and the public. The event also saw Sega's Alien: Isolation pick up the award for best game, ahead of big money releases Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Destiny.

Pocket-lint chief executive and founder Stuart Miles said: "It's really good to see the panel of judges, industry, and public pull together to let consumers know the best gadgets of the year. Copy this list for your Christmas wish list and you won't go wrong."

Elsewhere at the awards, Apple had two more winners on the night when the iPad Air 2 picked up the tablet of the year gong, and the MacBook Air won best laptop, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was named phablet of the year.

The internet of things, and the idea that over the coming years more of our devices will connect together and interact was represented with the best smart home device award, which was won by Philips' Hue light bulbs; which can be controlled via a smartphone app, and change colour when you receive a notification or alert.

Wearable technology has also hugely expanded in 2014, and the best wearable award went to new LG's G Watch R, ahead of the Pebble Steel smartwatch.

Sony won the war of the consoles as the Playstation 4 triumphed over the Xbox One to claim the home entertainment device award.

This was the 11th year of the awards, and the first time iPhone has picked up the best phone gong, beating the HTC One (M8) to the prize.

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