iPhone X one of the best inventions of 2017 Posted on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 10:45 am. PTWritten by Jim Dalrymple Time put together a list of 25 products that it feels are the best inventions of 2017. Mo I prefer these lists done as retrospectives of a year during which new products actually had sufficient time to prove themselves—or not—in actual consumers’ hands. JimCracky The iPhone X, while a nice piece of tech, is not an invention. Steven Fisher Other inventions include more variety in makeup colors, healthier ice cream, smart coffee mugs, selfie drones and the Nintendo Switch. Oh, and fidget spinners.I have no problem calling the iPhone X an invention in that context. James Hughes I feel a disturbance in the Android forums. Hrunga Zmuda No doubt when the Koch brothers buy Time Inc., the person of the year will be you know who, but the write up will be positive.