According to Yahoo, Apple iPhone has managed to defeat every major news event, pop stars as well as celebrities as the most searched term over the internet for the year 2011. Yahoo!, the digital media company, stated that the smartphones are more popular in comparison to pop star Katy Perry, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez.
The woman acquitted of the murder of her young daughter, Casey Anthony, was second highest searched item in the web world.
A Web trend analyst at Yahoo, Vera Chan, while declaring this year's results said, "This is the first time since 2002 that we have had a gadget at No.1, which is an iPhone."
Chan added that, "Even though the product has been around for four years it just became such a major news story", reported Vancouver Sun.
In the year 2002 it was PlayStation 2 which topped this list, which completed its 10th year this year. This list is prepared by Yahoo! on the basis of aggregated activity of visitors on the network as well as billions of searches done by consumers.