iPhone web searches now greater than iPod searches

According to internet metrics firm Hitwise, online searches for the iPhone have passed searches for the iPod since the all-in-one device was announced at Macworld Expo earlier this month. “For the week ending 1/13/07, the share of searches for ‘iphone’ was greater than the weekly share of searches for ‘ipod’ at any time during 2006,” reports Hitwise. “The week ending 1/20/07 still showed a greater volume of searches for ‘iphone’ versus ‘ipod.’ This early surge in interest should indicate a rosy future for the iPhone when it becomes available in later in the year. Interestingly, the volume of searches for ‘ipod’ peaked during the last week of the year, rather than before Christmas as one would expect.”

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