Google has published their year-end Zeitgeist which are search queries with the highest amount of traffic over a sustained period in 2012 as compared to 2011.

Apple products dominate Google’s top ten list of consumer electronics (worldwide):

1. iPad 3
2. Samsung Galaxy S3
3. iPad Mini
4. Nexus 7
5. Galaxy Note 2
6. Play Station
7. iPad 4
8. Microsoft Surface
9. Kindle Fire
10. Nokia Lumia 920

In general searches, “iPad 3″ came in fourth place worldwide, out-ranking the likes of Kate Middleton, The 2012 Summer Olympics, and even – gasp! – Big Brother Brasil 12:

1. Whitney Houston
2. Gangnam Style
3. Hurricane Sandy
4. iPad 3
5. Diablo 3
6. Kate Middleton
7. Olympics 2012
8. Amanda Todd
9. Michael Clarke Duncan
10. BBB12

Even in Google’s Top 10 Image searches worldwide, Apple came in third:

1. One Direction
2. Selena Gomez
3. iPhone 5
4. Megan Fox
5. Rihanna
6. Justin Bieber
7. Harry Styles
8. Minecraft
9. Nicki Minaj
10. Katy Perry

Google’s full end of the year Zeitgeist report can be found here.

MacDailyNews Take: Does it strike anyone else as curious that “iPhone 5″ was the world’s third most-searched for image (ahead of Megan Fox, Rihanna, and Katy Perry!) and the only consumer electronics device to make that list, yet still failed to show up in Google’s top 10 list of consumer electronics? The Lumia, Surface, and Nexus 7 were each searched for more times than the world’s best-selling smartphone?