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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.

    Article Link: iPhone 8 Was Nearly World's Top Google Search This Year
  2. GrumpyMom macrumors 603


    Sep 11, 2014
    Yeah IPhone 8 was definitely how I searched for info on the device we now know as iPhone X.
  3. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    What would happen if people searched on something that would not be appropriate to announce?
  4. djcerla macrumors 65816


    Apr 23, 2015
    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.

  5. ocnitsa macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2011
    Like the last couple of updates to the MBP? Dunno.
  6. Mike MA macrumors 68000

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    Let‘s see how Samsung will try to poke fun at that.
  7. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030


    Dec 12, 2011
    South Carolina, United States
    You’ll see it on Reddit or 4Chan
  8. Sasparilla macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2012
    My iPhone 8 agrees with Google here, but knows alot of the searches were for what is now the X and doesn't want to admit it.
  9. 69Mustang macrumors 603


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    My number one search was a "how to" as well.
    How to kill Phylakes with cursed weapons?

    Also, nice video by Google. Strong imagery.
  10. rtomyj macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2012
    I feel like if Flanders is the one asking this then the rest of the world are per-diddly-verts as well.
  11. realeric, Dec 13, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2017

    realeric macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2009
    United States
    People searched iPhone 8 before Apple announced it and iPhone X later since iPhone 8 & X was iPhone 7s & 8.
  12. FloatingBones macrumors 65816


    Jul 19, 2006
    Google needs to publish their video:
    The Year in Data Mining: how we were able to extract more money from deep harvesting than ever before.
  13. scrapesleon macrumors 6502


    Mar 30, 2017
    Very funny we didn’t know it would have been called iPhone X
  14. __dontpanic__ macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2015
    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...
  15. RickInHouston macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2014
    THey should pair this article with what was top three searches for Safari?
  16. 5590982, Dec 13, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
  17. Jefe's MacAir macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2010
  18. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

    Mar 28, 2009
    Is not that serious.
    Open a windows, let in some fresh air, then have a beer.
  19. votdfak macrumors regular


    Mar 15, 2011
    Stay humble my friend. Tech empires crumbled before and will crumble again and beyond. Just look what happened to Nokia, BB and such. They were top of the mountain, especially Nokia in mobile.
  20. DaveOP macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Why? They are pretty open about their business, and why their services are so much more accurate and useful.
  21. Tubamajuba macrumors 68020

    Jun 8, 2011
    Hurricane Irma is so much more expandable than any iPhone. It does more things and has big numbers for specs so the iPhone is useless and Steve Jobs wouldn’t have and etc...
  22. Avieshek Suspended


    Dec 7, 2013
  23. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 604


    Feb 8, 2004
    Hobe Sound, FL (20 miles north of Palm Beach)
    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 ;)
  24. 840quadra, Dec 13, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2017

    840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    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.
  25. thekeyring macrumors 68040

    Jan 5, 2012
    True. Apple is as vulnerable as it's always been.

    But I would bet the OP was referring to the criticism of Apple going back to 2011 which was "ah-hah! We've been wrong 1,000 times before. But now we've got you! Apple really, truly is in trouble now - Steve Jobs has stepped down as CEO!"

    If people can twist the truth so it fits this narrative, they do.

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