Plenty of people who like to offer such opinions will have a view on what is the must have gadget of the year.
Yet the undisputed item this year must surely be the webcam.
It became an essential item for the virtual workplace (although many suffer from Zoom fatigue). Even for those who are not able to work from home will be using one to connect with their loved ones or entertainers.
So it makes for a strange decision that Apple released a revolutionary product this year with an outdated one, but despite that, the webcam has done more for society more than any other gadget this year.