Apple iPhone, iPad Tops in 2010 Google Searches

Apple’s iPhone and iPad were top searches on (newfound) arch-rival Google during 2010. Google released its annual “Zeitgest” report for 2010 Thursday, a report that presents the top searches from around the world (in aggregate) for the year.

In that report, iPad was the #2 Fastest Rising search and the #1 Fastest Rising in Consumer Electronics search, where iPhone 4 was #2. iPhone 4 was also #6 under the In The News category.

As you can see in the table below, Apple’s devices were keeping company with Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Twitter, cupcakes, Nokia, Android devices, and earthquakes.

Fastest RisingFastest Rising in Consumer ElectronicsIn The News
  1. chatroulette
  2. ipad
  3. justin bieber
  4. nicki minaj
  5. friv
  6. myxer
  7. katy perry
  8. twitter
  9. gamezer
  10. facebook
  1. ipad
  2. iphone 4
  3. nokia 5530
  4. htc evo 4g
  5. nokia n900
  6. blackberry apps
  7. duracell mygrid
  8. 트위터 [Twitter, in Korean]
  9. otterbox
  10. pdanet
  1. haiti
  2. besiktas
  3. chile
  4. earthquake
  5. lady gaga
  6. iphone 4
  7. jörg kachelmann
  8. menowin fröhlich
  9. mobile technology
  10. oil spill

If you visit the full report, you can get detailed reports on each of the search terms ranked in 12 different categories. This includes graphs, like the one below, that show all of the terms in the Fastest Rising category.

Google Zeitgest 2010 Report

Google Zeitgest 2010 Chart for Fastest Rising Searches

Just as each term is clickable for more information, each bar in graphs like this is clickable for a timeline graph on searches for that term. For instance, iPad searches spiked back in January of 2010, when Apple announced the device, and then again in April when it was released. iPhone 4 searches were occurring throughout the year, but started spiking in May, a month before the device was officially announced.

There’s also a timeline accompanied by an interactive map that show where search terms were occurring. For instance, look outside the U.S. for searches for Jörg Kachelmann or Menowin Fröhlich, or perhaps the ever popular 트위터.