The Apple iPhone 5 is the most searched news story for 2012 on Bing

The Apple iPhone 5 is the most searched news story for 2012 on Bing
A lot of things happened in 2012, up to now. We had the Presidential Election in the U.S., Hurricane Sandy, Gangam Style dancing, the Aurora Batman shooting and the 2012 Olympics to name a few things. With a little more than a month remaining in the year, the top story searched on Bing so far this year is the Apple iPhone 5. The 6th generation of Apple's iconic smartphone shows that it still has the same ability to wow the public as it did in 2007 when the OG Apple iPhone hit the scene. This year's model has a longer 4 inch screen, LTE connectivity and the new lightning dock connector to name a few new features.

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

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

and the biggest disappointment.

6. MeoCao unregistered

That's what Bing is!

21. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

i just Googled " bing " and found out what that was, didn't know it until now, i did the bing challenge thingy, Google won 5-0 ! haha

11. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i use bing... it actually give exactly what can google give me..but just hate that it dont show when it was publish like google does!

19. No_Nonsense unregistered

For search use google over bing and for translation vice versa.

22. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

nah.. i like bing just they way it is!

18. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

The question is, who uses Bing to search. I need to google bing

23. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

actually, i myself uses bing... and the one that powers the yahoo search is bing actually! and that list is actually accurate! those people or things are the most talk these year!

2. wendygarett unregistered

Lol @ gangnam style :)

3. lee480 unregistered

Not surprising. Fanboys who worship the rotten fruit search about iPhones everyday. Not surprising really.

8. MeoCao unregistered

This is only Bing mate, the search King is Google, not Bing.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

The real no surprise here is that "these people" using Bing-a-ling are actually the thousand workers, or so, at Apple headquarters in Cupertino; they have to use it since, they've been forbidden by Steve Jobs from using Google. So it's no surprise that iPhone is number one. Meanwhile, the rest of the modern World partakes in the action of Googling!!

4. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

And "Samsung Galaxy S IV" will be 2013s. With "boobies" a close 2nd.

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It is quite possible that the searches pertain to copyright issues and trials more than on the product itself.

7. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Or maybe they were searching for fixes to the oh so many issues the phone has and or maybe they were hoping for a recall from Apple

9. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

or the haters trying to copy their sucess

10. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Well, since there are so many comments already ridiculing Apple, might I add that several of the searches were made by average people leading ordinary lifestyles who are genuinely excited and impressed by what Apple has to offer in the iPhone, and would like to see what it is all about., no it can't be that because, after all, Apple is an evil corporation with unforgivable, demonic leaders, and everyone who buys an Apple product is the scum of the earth. Sorry, for a second I thought I was in, you know, the real world, but then I remembered I was on PhoneArena, where everything is measured in terms of black and white, and you're either a tech-savvy freedom-fighter who buys Android, or your a moronic idiot and/or cult-fanatic who buys Apple. My bad, guys.

12. wendygarett unregistered

I agree that you say the Apple is an evil company... But Apple users are fanatics?? Nevermind... Sigh...

13. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Well, I was being sarcastic when I said both (sorry, it doesn't translate well through this sterile medium of text). The intent of my comment was to argue that the vast majority of people don't see the iPhone in the way that PhoneArena commenters do, in that Apple is the Galactic Empire waging war on the oppressed Android Rebellion... or something like that. People are trying to move through their lives the in the best way they see fit (yes, even Apple executives, who are human like you and me), and they try to make the best choices as they see fit.

14. wendygarett unregistered

Oops, my misunderstand :P And I still don't get what you say... Probably I'm Asian and I'm weak in English... And I gave you a thumb up for no reason lol

16. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'll take any thumbs up I can get, so thanks! To put it simply, I think people take their own opinions too seriously on this site, and it leads to some pretty unfair and uneducated judgments. (Which I realize itself may be an unfair and uneducated judgment.)

17. wendygarett unregistered

Oh now I get it lol... Thanks

25. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Commentator, the reason people do not see APPLE for what it truly because most people, primarily Americans, are just blissfully unaware of what is truly happening in this world. It is those same people who think that they are doing something good for our country when they vote for a Democrat or a Republican candidate, one who is owned, backed-up, by Goldman Sachs. Many persons buy an APPLE believing that it supports America - many people are just misguided and easily swayed by what our government tells...or, in this case, what APPLE marketing tells them.

26. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'm not exactly sure what you're accusing Apple of trying to do, but I have a hard time getting behind the popular "Apple wants to take over the world" theory, especially since they do NOT make compromises to the people, and petty much lay their product on the table, and let the people choose for themselves.

15. syedzain

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Lol u guys call apple fan-boys.. then why are u commenting on apple related articles.. Jealousy or i can say, u cant afford an apple product lol.

20. MeoCao unregistered

Jealousy? LOL I saw an article on Gizmodo about iPhone 5 2 months after use. It's a piece of junk. Here's the link if some1 is interested

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