Got a tip for us? Share it...

New in OS X: Get MacRumors Push Notifications on your Mac

Resubscribe Now Close

iPhone 5s and iOS 7 Rank Highly in Top Google Searches of 2013

Google has released its annual Google Zeitgeist feature highlighting popular and trending searches for 2013 in various categories. As usual, several Apple-related terms rank highly among most popular searches for the year, led by "iPhone 5s" at #3 and "iOS 7" at #11.

google_zeitgeist_iphone_5s
Rounding out the list of Apple products included in the main list was "iPad Air", which took the 68th spot among most popular searches. Other popular tech products included Samsung's Galaxy S4 in eighth place, PlayStation 4 in ninth, and Xbox One in 19th.

Google also includes a number of rankings broken down by category and geography. In the United States, for example, the trending tech gadgets category was led by the PlayStation 4 and Samsung Galaxy S4, but Apple took the next four spots with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPad Air, and iPad mini. Even the iPhone 6 made an appearance in tenth place among trending tech gadget searches for 2013.

Top Rated Comments

(View all)

18 weeks ago
I often search for named tech products, but usually when I've got a problem with them. I think all my searches which included the term 'mavericks' were to diagnose a problem. But then, they were mostly through DuckDuckGo or StartPage.
Rating: 4 Positives
18 weeks ago
When browsing the trends filtered to Canadian content, the #1 most searched for technology term is "Outlook" followed by "iPhone 5s", wtf is wrong with my fellow Canadians.
Rating: 4 Positives
18 weeks ago
Most of the iOS 7 searches are probably accompanied by the word 'downgrade' :P
Rating: 3 Positives
18 weeks ago
Sounds like a lot of people are looking for solutions to problems for the iPhone5s and iOS 7.

May be Google should send Apple the most common searches related to those topics to help Apple determine the criticality of issues with their products. :)
Rating: 2 Positives
18 weeks ago
I hate iOS 7 wasn't #1? I'm shocked.:eek:
Rating: 2 Positives
18 weeks ago
This is all drivel. We all know the top ten searches on Google are for porn-related terms. :eek:

Also, Atari Breakout was searched more than the iPad Air?!? Uhm, no.
Rating: 2 Positives
18 weeks ago

apple ranks high on google search. Awesome.

Wonder if the reverse it true as well. :)


... Apple doesn't run a web search engine? If they did, I might use it instead of DuckDuckGo.
Rating: 2 Positives
18 weeks ago
I think half of the iOS 7 searches Are form me. And I also account for half of the iPhone 5s searches.
Rating: 1 Positives
18 weeks ago
I always love the Zeitgeist because it means Google has to actively tell us how more people were interested in Apple's products over their own.

I admire their honesty though. They could easily down play Apple's rankings in the lists but instead emphasise them.
Rating: 1 Positives
18 weeks ago
Popular thing is popular, more at 11.
Rating: 1 Positives

[ Read All Comments ]