If you look over the last 30 days of Google searches, there is something super odd going on in the world with which iPhone people are most interested in.
According to Google search reports for the past 30 days, the most searched for version of the iPhone right now isn’t the iPhone X, but instead is the iPhone 7. Now a little over a year old, the recent price cut to last year’s flagship seems to have hit a chord with consumers all over the world. When you look at the global heat map by region, you’re going to notice the iPhone 7 is dominating in a lot of regions.
With the iPhone 7 now starting at a price of $549, it seems to have caught on with consumers in a big way. The iPhone 8 currently starts at $699 while the iPhone X rings up at $999 for the base model.
This is, of course, not to say that the iPhone 8 or iPhone X are failures by any means, but it certainly doesn’t look like the charts you expect to see as Apple’s latest flagship hits the market.
At $549, the iPhone 7 is still a great phone and will easily serve you for several more years. iOS 11 is compatible all the way back to the iPhone 5s, so in theory the iPhone 7 should take care of you up until iOS 14 in 2020 if Apple continues its current release schedule. If you’re currently looking for a phone, especially if you’re on a budget, the iPhone 7 wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world.
Consider this a fun anomaly in the history of Apple and not a whole lot more. The company will still sell loads of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, but it may also end up selling a few more iPhone 7 units than it originally anticipated.