Search queries for iPhone 5 surge despite Galaxy S3 success

Samsung may well be having a winner with the Galaxy S3 but Apple’s hype machine, and its armada of fan-boys, has managed to maintain the term “iPhone 5” ahead of the “Galaxy S3”. This is globally and over the last 30 days, according to Google’s Insights for search.

According to the Internet search engine giant, Apple still maintains a small but significant lead when it comes to search queries, for what could well be the name, to the follow-up to the iPhone 4S.

Perhaps more importantly, Apple scores highly in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany. These are some of the most important smartphone markets worldwide, and possibly an indication of the keen interest to upgrade.

The iPhone 5 is expected to be released towards the end of the year, perhaps in September at a special event. This might also see the launch of the iPad Mini, which reportedly is a scaled down version of its existing tablet.

The Galaxy S3 has helped Samsung reach record profits, as the Korean company has managed to ship more than 10 million units of its new flagship handset. The handset costs as little as £430 in the UK, and can be bought for just £26 per month: on a two-year contract from T-Mobile.

Source: Google