Why iPhone 8, iPhone X The Most Searched Words in 2017

This year, search engine giant Google has revealed what people across the globe are searching on the internet. Google, in its yearly “Year in Search” blog, has picked two words as the most searched words for 2017: iPhone 8 and iPhone X, CNET reported on Thursday.

Both iPhone 8 and iPhone X topped the most trending search words for this year, according to Google. Based on the global search list, iPhone claimed the top spot among the search terms. iPhone 8 ranked no. 2 while iPhone X ranked no. 3, respectively.

Why iPhone 8, iPhone X?


The inclusion of iPhone 8 and iPhone X in Google’s global search list suggest that 2017 is certainly a big year for Apple Inc. So when Google released the results, it cannot be denied that 2017 is indeed a year for Apple’s smartphones.

The Cupertino-based company has recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary this 2017. To make the celebration worth remembering by the Apple users globally, Apple released the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus including the popular iPhone X. Hence, speculations about Apple’s smartphones were circulating year-round in anticipation of the company’s new flagship phones.


However, the rumors did not directly refer to the iPhone X as the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus as the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus. The iPhone X was not even close to being rumor until such time that Apple finally announced that it would launch iPhone X. This could be the best reason why iPhone 8 has ranked higher compared to iPhone X.

Search categories

Meanwhile, Google has also used separated terms into categories. This includes Elections, Memes, and Actors. On the consumer tech category, the most searched words are Nintendo Switch (2), Samsung Galaxy (40, Xbox One (5) and the iPhones ranked 1 and 2 respectively.

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Nintendo Switch Has Sold 10 Million Units Globally

Nintendo’s popular hybrid gaming console, the Switch has reached a milestone today. The company has sold 10 million units of Switch hybrid console globally. Switch’s sales success is remarkable because the console was sold within the first nine months since it was release.

The success of Nintendo’s Switch can be attributed to the assistance extended by Black Friday promotions. The success of the company’s Switch robust sales was, in fact, unexpected because Nintendo has been experiencing problems in its supply chain.

How much did Nintendo earn from selling Switch?

Crucial to Nintendo’s Switch sale is the global fans who bought the company’s hybrid console. Nintendo’s Switch has an expensive price tag of $300. This means the company’s robust sales of Switch translates to more than $3 billion regarding company revenue.

Just this March, Switch has been sold to more than 7.63 gamers worldwide since its release date until the end of September this year. One of the reasons why gamers love the Nintendo Switch is because of console’s dual-use system.

Unknown to many, Switch features a dual system that allows gamers to connect the hybrid console to a TV and at the same time acts as a mobile device. The Switch feature has remarkably earned a positive review from gamers.

What is Switch’s dual-system feature?

For Reggie Fils-Aime, president and COO of Nintendo of America, told Variety that the Switch’s dual system is “a powerful idea for a gamer to never have to leave their game experience behind.”

“That’s been a cornerstone of our strong performance to date,” she added.

Meanwhile, with Switch’s remarkable sales, is it Nintendo’s best selling console? The answer is certainly in negative. Why? Because in 2006, Nintendo launched the gaming console Nintendo Wii and more than 100 million units were sold, surpassing Switch’s sales this year.

This means that Nintendo Wii is the company’s best selling console to date. However, the Nintendo official has expressed confidence that Switch will be able to reach its success this year. She also hinted at the possibility that Switch may surpass Wii’s first-year sales during yuletide holidays.