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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.


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.

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9 months ago
Yeah IPhone 8 was definitely how I searched for info on the device we now know as iPhone X.
Rating: 15 Votes
9 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
Rating: 7 Votes
9 months ago
What would happen if people searched on something that would not be appropriate to announce?
Rating: 5 Votes
9 months ago
Let‘s see how Samsung will try to poke fun at that.
Rating: 4 Votes
9 months ago

Thank you for repeating what the article said basically verbatim.
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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.
Rating: 2 Votes
9 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 ;)
Rating: 2 Votes
9 months ago

My number one search was a "how to" as well.
How to kill Phylakes with cursed weapons?


Assassins creed reference I see. I thought you were all about Forza.

Also, nice video by Google. Strong imagery.


Yes it was. Especially how they tied in the various searches with the current events that happened throughout the whole year. Brilliantly executed video.
Rating: 1 Votes
9 months ago
Interesting to see this. I would've thought it would be the X, or perhaps the Apple Watch Cellular, but as the article states. People expected it to be the 8.
Rating: 1 Votes
9 months ago

What would happen if people searched on something that would not be appropriate to announce?

Slowly raising my hand there...
Rating: 1 Votes
9 months ago
Google probably don't give a damn that iPhone beat Android in the search results, so long as you're still using Google to search for it...
Rating: 1 Votes

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