The Apple iPhone 5 is the most searched news story for 2012 on Bing26
So what were some of the other stories that the Apple iPhone 5 beat out on Bing? The 2012 Presidential Elections is second, the 2012 London Olympics third while Hurricane Sandy came in fourth. The Honey Boo Boo Reality Show comes next with Gangnam Style Dancing sixth. KONY 2012 and the Academy Awards finished seventh and eighth respectively, while the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the Facebook IPO closed out the top ten.
Suppose we concentrate on consumer electronics searches in 2012. The Apple iPhone 5 remains on top with the Apple iPad second and the Samsung Galaxy S III third. The Amazon Kindle Fire HD, third-generation Apple iPad, Apple iPod touch, Xbox, Playstation 3, Apple iPhone 4S and Windows 8 fill out the rest of the top ten.
Bing currently represents 10% of the search market, but we would imagine that the lists for other search engines wouldn't be too much different.
source: Bing via CNET