Microsoft declares iPhone 6 most popular device of 2014


The iPhone 6 dominated 2014. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
Even Microsoft admits the iPhone 6 is king of 2014. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Microsoft released its list of the top Bing searches of 2014 this week, and among tech companies, Apple appears to be this year’s big winner, again.

The iPhone 6 and iPad both ranked among the top 5 tech search words of 2014, according to BingTrends. Other top searches included Fitbit and the Xbox One, but the iPhone 6’s biggest competitor – the Samsung Galaxy S5 – didn’t even place in the top 10.

Here are the complete rankings:

  1. iPhone 6
  2. Xbox One
  3. Fitbit
  4. iPad
  5. Surface Pro 3
  6. Kindle Fire
  7. Windows Phone
  8. Galaxy S4
  9. Chromecast
  10. Google Glass

The Bing top 10 list does feel a bit suspect as it doesn’t include popular competitors like the Playstation 4. And I seriously doubt more people are searching for ‘Windows Phone’ than ‘Android,’ but maybe there’s just some creative filtering going on.

Bing ranked Facebook as the most searched for app of 2014, with Twitter following in second place. In the realm of celebrities, Kim Kardashian broke the internet and was number one in the searches, with Queen Beyonce and Miley Cyrus coming filling the second and third spots.

You can check out a full breakdown of Bing’s top searches here.

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  • Mapekz

    Android definitely beats out Windows Phone as a search term but I can see that they would filter it out because it can also be used in a non-Google OS context, i.e. referencing sci-fi like Bladerunner.

    However iOS is also not in the list. This to me means that Microsoft only wanted to put devices, not software, into its results. Windows Phone (as opposed to say Lumia 900) should not have been included.

    • xcvdf fgg

      lol sheepie-talk haha

    • mahadragon

      None of the top 10 searches have anything to do with software, they are all devices. Where are you getting this notion that software needs to be in the top 10?!? If I’m buying an Android Phone I’m not doing a search for “Android” I’m doing a search for HTC M8, or Samsung Galaxy S4. Your comment makes no sense.

  • Eggyhead85

    Remember, this is bing we’re taking about. I’ll bet that most people who prefer bing over other search engines are generally predisposed to Microsoft products and services, or are just using devices that have bing set as a default whether they mean for it or not. That could explain why xbox one is number 2 with nary a PlayStation in sight, and why Android scores lower than Windows phone. IPhone 6 is just one of those things that can’t be helped, and why would Android users ever want to use bing when Google is so integrated into their lives?

    • xcvdf fgg

      lol sheepie-talk

      • Eggyhead85

        What do you mean?

      • hotbari

        It’s his go-to catch phrase when he has nothing to add to the conversation.

  • james smith

    Sam-Shit S5 didn’t make list LOL

  • Jmc63613

    Including Bing this list is manipulated