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The most popular iPhone of 2017 might surprise you

The iPhone 8 was the most-searched piece of consumer tech in 2017, followed by the iPhone X, Nintendo Switch, Galaxy S8 and Xbox One X.

Google broke the news on Wednesday, adding that the Nokia 3310, Razer Phone, Oppo F5, OnePlus 5 and Nokia 6 occupied the latter half of the list.

It may seem a little strange that the iPhone 8 ranked higher than the flagship iPhone X, but it wasn’t entirely unexpected.

Related: Nokia 3310 

People naturally presumed that the successor to the iPhone 7 would be branded with a sequential number, so they were searching for the iPhone 8 well in advance. When we got closer to the handset’s unveiling, however, rumours started to circulate claiming that Apple would release three new iPhones – and that’s when traffic for the iPhone X picked up.

Big G also highlighted the most-searched terms for a slew of other categories. Here are some of the highlights:


  1. Meghan Markle
  2. Kevin Spacey
  3. Gal Gadot
  4. Louis CK
  5. Bill Skarsgård


  1. IT
  2. Wonder Woman
  3. Beauty and the Beast
  4. Logan
  5.  Justice League


  1. Despacito
  2. Shape of You
  3. Perfect
  4. Havana
  5. Look What You Made Me Do

TV Shows

  1. Stranger Things
  2. 13 Reasons Why
  3. Big Brother Brasil
  4. Game of Thrones
  5. Iron Fist

You can view the full report over on Google’s website.

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