The iPhone is officially the greatest gadget of the last EIGHTY years, according to a nationwide study.
Researchers polled Britons of all generations and asked them to vote the inventions (big and small) that they could not have lived without, with the iPhone – created by Apple and English designer Jonathan Ive, proving the most popular for both young and old, according to 56 percent of the nation.
Second in the definitive list came the Microwave (53 percent), built by Percy Spencer using radar technology from WWII in 1946 – which became hugely popular in the 1980s when the microwave sparked a convenience, ready meal revolution.
The colour TV emerged as third in the list (52 percent), with BBC2 broadcasting its first colour pictures from the Wimbledon tennis championships – presented by David Vine in 1967.
By mid-1968, nearly every BBC2 programme was in colour however it wasn’t until 1976 that colour TVs outnumbered their black and white rivals due to the high price of the early colour sets.