iPhone 8 Was Nearly World's Top Google Search This Year

Hurricane Irma, iPhone 8, and iPhone X were three of the world's most popular search terms on Google this year, according to the company.

iphone 8 x galaxy s8
While the results make it look like the iPhone 8 is more popular than the iPhone X, it's important to consider that Apple's flagship smartphone was more commonly referred to as the iPhone 8 in rumors until a leaked version of iOS 11 essentially confirmed its stealthier name back in August.

In the consumer tech category, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X were the highest trending search terms in 2017, ahead of the Nintendo Switch, Samsung Galaxy S8, and Xbox One X in the top five globally. In the United States in particular, the iPhone 8 Plus was the sixth-most trending search term.

Google Trends outlines other popular search terms in its Year in Search 2017 categories, including actors, athletes, car brands, exercises, movies, recipes, songs and lyrics, sports teams, TV shows, and world events.


The results are similar to last year, when the iPhone 7 was the top trending smartphone brand on Google, but the second most trending search term overall behind smash-hit game Pokémon GO.

Tag: Google
Related Forum: iPhone

Top Rated Comments

GrumpyMom Avatar
58 months ago
Yeah IPhone 8 was definitely how I searched for info on the device we now know as iPhone X.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
djcerla Avatar
58 months ago
Hurricane Irma, iPhone 8, and iPhone X were the world's three most popular search terms on Google this year

This proves interest in Apple's products is fading.

/s
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BornAgainMac Avatar
58 months ago
What would happen if people searched on something that would not be appropriate to announce?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mike MA Avatar
58 months ago
Let‘s see how Samsung will try to poke fun at that.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
58 months ago
Let's see, since Apple didn't win this contest...

"As an act of God, natural disasters should be excluded"

"This is not a fair measure- hurricanes are not technology or business. Search rankings news should be based upon 'but who makes the most profitable ____________'" (and if somehow "we" are ever losing that one, we can evolve it to 'but who makes the most profitable __________ with a fruit logo on it?' and, if somehow "we" are every losing that one we can evolve it into 'but who makes the most profitable __________ with a fruit logo on it that is also designed in California?'")

"Clearly, Google has something wrong with their search algorithm. They should work with Apple to evolve their measures (so that Apple can rank #1)"

"The creator of Hurricane Irma obviously buys lots of advertising on Google, so of course, they are going to be ranked higher"

"This proves that nobody (at all) was interested in a headphone jack"

"Doesn't this mean Apple is now on par with God and/or Mother Nature?"

"It shouldn't be long until Samsung is making Hurricanes"

"What an abomination! I will never, ever, never-ever use Google for search again. Clearly, they are just pushing Apple down because Apple is a competitor."

What else am I missing?

All ;)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
votdfak Avatar
58 months ago
Thank you for repeating what the article said basically verbatim.
[doublepost=1513190853][/doublepost]
As true as is it is that any company can fail, Apple is far more powerful than Nokia or Blackberry even at the very top of their games.

Apple is FAR different than those companies and far more successful and valuable. They also have the biggest mountain of cash in history.
Apple failed once before. It took Bill Gates to push Apple out of gutter. I love Apple to death, but I don't like cocky ppl.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iOS 16 mock for article

Gurman: iOS 16 to Include New Ways of System Interaction and 'Fresh Apple Apps'

Sunday May 15, 2022 6:14 am PDT by
iOS 16 will include new ways of interacting with the system and some "fresh Apple apps," Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has said, offering some more detail on what Apple has in store for the upcoming release of iOS and iPadOS set to be announced in a few weeks at WWDC. In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman wrote that while iOS 16 is not likely to introduce a major face-lift to...
maxresdefault

Unbox Therapy Shares Hands-On Look at iPhone 14 Pro Max Replica

Monday May 16, 2022 4:40 am PDT by
YouTuber Unbox Therapy has shared a hands-on look at the iPhone 14 Pro Max using what he claims is a one-to-one replica created by third-party case makers with access to detailed schematics and dimensions for Apple's new upcoming flagship smartphone. As with the iPhone 13 Pro lineup, in 2022, we are expecting a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max, but this time the Pro...
RIP iPod Feature

RIP iPod: A Look Back at Apple's Iconic Music Player Over the Years

Friday May 13, 2022 2:25 pm PDT by
Apple earlier this week announced the discontinuation of the iPod touch, and because it was the last iPod still available for purchase, its sunsetting effectively marks the end of the entire iPod lineup. To send the iPod on its way, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the most notable iPod releases over the last 21 years. Original iPod (2001) Introduced in October...
macOS Monterey 2

Apple Releases macOS Monterey 12.4 With Support for Studio Display Webcam Update

Monday May 16, 2022 10:10 am PDT by
Apple today released macOS Monterey 12.4, the fourth major update to the macOS Monterey operating system that launched in October 2021. macOS Monterey 12.4 comes over two months after the launch of macOS Monterey 12.3, an update that added Universal Control. The ‌‌‌‌‌macOS Monterey‌‌ 12.4 update can be downloaded on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System...
iOS 15

Apple Releases iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 With Wallet and Podcast Updates

Monday May 16, 2022 10:00 am PDT by
Apple today released iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5, the fifth major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 15 operating systems that were initially released in September 2021. iOS and iPadOS 15.5 come a little over two months after the launch of iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4. The iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in...
airpodsprodesign

Kuo: AirPods, MagSafe Battery Pack, and Other Apple Accessories Also to Switch to USB-C in Future

Sunday May 15, 2022 5:59 am PDT by
Earlier this week, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that Apple plans to release at least one iPhone 15 model with a USB-C port in 2023. Now, in a follow-up tweet, he has claimed that accessories like AirPods, the MagSafe Battery Pack, and the Magic Keyboard/Mouse/Trackpad trio would also switch to USB-C in the "foreseeable future." Both the iPhone and all of the aforementioned...
apple tv 4k design green

Apple Releases tvOS 15.5 for Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K

Monday May 16, 2022 9:57 am PDT by
Apple today released tvOS 15.5, the fifth major update to the tvOS operating system that first launched in September 2021. tvOS 15.5 comes more than two months after the release of tvOS 15.4, an update that brought support for captive WiFi networks. tvOS 15.5 can be downloaded over the air on the Apple TV through the Settings app by going to System > Software Update. ‌‌‌‌‌‌Apple...