iPhone is the focus of most web searches in 2011, steals the top spot from celebrities

iPhone is the focus of most web searches in 2011, steals the top spot from celebrities
This year has been marked with some huge news - and we don’t mean just ones necessarily related to technology. There was the devastating earthquake in Japan, the consequences of which touched hearts of people across the globe, there was the flood in Thailand, Osama bin Laden’s death and then there was even the divorce of Kim Kardashian. Jokes aside, all of this couldn’t distract the web from one thing - the iPhone.

Yahoo! released data about searches throughout 2011, and the iPhone grabs the first place as the thing people searched the web most for. The handset miraculously caught more people’s investigative attention than Kim Kardashian, singer Katy Perry and Jenniffer Lopez. Sadly for some, Britney Spears who was at the top for four years couldn’t make it into the top 10 list in 2011.

The runner-up to the iPhone in Yahoo!’s search rankings, was Casey Anthony, the woman accused of murdering her daughter.

The iPhone’s popularity is somewhat surprising when we take into account the fact that in the last 9 years from 2002, there was no gadget capable of climbing to the top. Then, it was the Sony PlayStation 2 that outranked all search terms.

source: Yahoo! via Reuters

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22 Comments

1. Huny707

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Impressive

2. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

ok.. great!! next article please......

3. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

We can conclude, whoever buys an iPhone does search the web for it before buying it. I guess we can scrap again one of the comments out here. (people who buy an iPhone don't know what they've bought)

5. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Obviously people who buy iPhones know what they've bought. The argument is that they don't know what else is out there that could be better... Even if they did know what else was out there, most people who want the iPhone wouldn't care.

8. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Of course they know what else is out there. Your previous (previous) phone is of course then a samsung nokia or BB. Then you know exactly what's the style of the brand. Can't you also accept that some people changed from android to iphone and vica versa. And don't say that were low-end android devices. Not all of them are. They know what's on the market. Maybe they search other phones differently. And what else is out there that could be better. Could be better is totally subjectif. First thing people choose: choose smartphone or no smartphone. There are people who still find a normal regular (no touch screen) better. And they got mostly great battery life because it's not a touch screen, then needs less power. This just an example that could be better subjectif.

10. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

You just love to argue don't you. I was pointing out that nobody really says people who buy the iPhone "don't know what they've bought". I can also accept that some people change, I myself switched from iPhone to Android.

11. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Someone said something like that. But not you apparantly. you changed it to what they know what they've bought and don't know what else is out there that could be better. I think it were some people that said something like: people who got an iphone are iTards and don't know how bad it actually is. Well if people looked it in the web. Then they know the cons and pro's of the phone. And i'm sure a lot of people also compare it to other phones.

12. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

very true

21. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

You have got to be kidding. The same people that say having 50 different droids available for people to chose from vs 1 iPhone also say nobody knows those 50 droids are out there?? Just go to any cell store and most phones are droids. You can't have it both ways iamcc. Your BS is just too obvious

22. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

What are you talking about? I never said that... And I don't have "bullshit" I just have an opinion that's different from yours, so I guess I must be trolling.

4. ryq24

Posts: 872; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

happy that it beat the kardashans!

6. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

If they are looking in Yahoo, it becomes pretty clear those users doesn´t know much about technology. Probably iPhone was first in Bing searches too.

7. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

well, there are a lot of glitches to look up, and complaints forums to search for.

20. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Ha, that's funny and TRUE! They probably want to figure out how to make custom ringtones!

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I doubt it is for research, it is to lookup stuff after they purchased the iphone - find info on issues and sales of the product. Wow, I may have done 2 searches involving the iphone in the last 5 years....maybe that is a record of some sort....

13. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Well, if you type "iPhone 4S" into google the third or fourth most searched topic is the battery life. Those rare people experiencing problems must really be spamming Google search...

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

wow, either the issue is bad, or people are just curious. Even sadder is that searches for celebrities were high on the most googled search list - I am guess STALKERS?

15. Striker

Posts: 92; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Wow, imoressive, but not surprising. Everyody wants an iPhone, that is so true.

16. dirtydirty00

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

is this just searches for iPhone, or does this include people searching things such as "Exploding iPhone" or "iphone battery life sucks"

17. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Anything...

18. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

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23. Ikvnik

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

So what..... Next article please

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