Apple’s recently launched iPhone6 has been crowned a double winner in this year’s Gadget Awards in London, with judges praising the effortless functioning of the device.
The awards, run by technology and gadget site Pocket-lint, are given in 13 categories including the best smartphone, laptop, tablet, wearable gadget and smart home device, plus the overall winner award.
For iPhone, which has bagged the best phone and the overall best gadget award, it has been the first time in the awards’ eleven-year history that it has managed to beat the usually dominating Android devices.
The winners are selected by a panel of industry experts and technology journalists with a contribution from the public.
Although having admitted that iPhone 6 is still missing some rather fancy features including wireless charging, waterproofing or microSD storage, the panel acknowledged the smartphone’s sleek design, fast processor and effortless functioning.
Apple has scored further wins in other categories including the best tablet for iPad Air 2 and best laptop for MacBook Air.
LG’s G Watch R was elected the best wearable gadget of the year with the judging panel praising its design blending the traditional watch look with modern smart functions.
The Android-powered device, winning over the Pebble Steel smartwatch, further impressed the experts with its battery life and Google interface.
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. These can be controlled via a smartphone app, and change colour when you receive a notification or alert.
Sony won the war of the consoles as the Playstation 4 triumphed over the Xbox One to claim the home entertainment device award.