Apple's iPhone tops TIME's "50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time" list

Original iPhone. Image via WIRED.

Original iPhone. Image via WIRED.

Those of us who have watched the changes in the world since the introduction of the iPhone in 2007 know just how influential that device has been. Whether it is the dominance of smartphones these days, the fact that most other manufacturers have copied the design of the iPhone, or the rise of the App Store economy, there's no denying that the iPhone started something big. TIME today published a list of the "50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time", and the iPhone is at the top of the list.

The Mac made the number 3 spot on the list for how it "forever set the standard for the way human beings interact with computers," and the iPod (below) was at the number 9 spot as " entire generation's introduction to Apple's easy-to-use products and slick marketing." 

Two more Apple products made the list, with the iPad at the number 25 spot as being not "the first tablet, but ... radically different from what came before." And the last Apple product on the list is one that very few Apple newbies may know -- the iBook (see image below). It was the first laptop to include Wi-Fi, and as TIME notes, "The product's reveal was a classic example of Steve Jobs' showmanship at its best." 

Be sure to check out the rest of the list, which includes favorites like the Commodore 64, Palm Pilot, and DJI Phantom.