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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