2012’s number one obsession on Yahoo: Apple’s iPhone 5

“Apple fans queued up once again, this time for the iPhone 5 — “the thinnest, lightest, fastest iPhone” since, well, the last one,” Dylan Stableford reports for Yahoo News.

“Preorders of the iPhone 5 sold out in an hour — or 20 times faster than the previous version,” Stableford reports.

Here are Yahoo’s Top 10 Obsessions that, as ranked by their search volume and percentage spike compared with 2011 on Yahoo!:

Yahoo’s Top 10 Obsessions 2012:
1. iPhone 5
2. Nate Silver
3. Mega Millions
4. The Hunger Games
5. Honey Boo Boo
6. Fifty Shades of Grey
7. One Direction
8. Call Me Maybe
9. Gangnam Style
10. Titanic’s 100th anniversary

Yahoo’s Top 10 Searches 2012:
1. Elections
2. iPhone 5
3. Kim Kardashian
4. Kate Upton
5. Kate Middleton
6. Whitney Houston
7. Olympics
8. Nate Silver
9. Lindsay Lohan
10. Jennifer Lopez

More Yahoo year-end lists here.


  1. Inquiring minds want to know.

    The whispering is that Kim Kardashian’s sisters Kourtney and Khloé are privately steaming at Kim’s ascent to #3 on Yahoo’s search list, leaving the two in the chopped liver category.

    The so-called cute one “doesn’t even have to disrobe to generate buzz any more – it’s too easy and she’s even gained four pounds”, grumbled a friend on the K family perimeter. “Still, she was able to top a certain princess’s revealing photos…”

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