As for top-searched gadgets, three of the top five on the list are made by Apple — iPhone 5, iPad 3, and iPad Mini.
The iPhone 5 couldn’t quite edge out the election to be No. 1 on Yahoo’s list of most-searched terms for 2012. But it came pretty close.
Yahoo today released its data for the most-searched terms in 2012. The lists include information on “obsessions” (viral sensations), memes, gadgets, Olympians, sports teams, songs/music lyrics, TV comedies, “what is” searches, how-to searches, recipes, and several others.
Apple is now selling an unlocked version of the iPhone 5 starting at $649. Make sure you know the pros and cons involved in buying an off-contract device.
Apple this week made the iPhone 5 available for sale unlocked and without a contract. It can be purchased from Apple.com for $649, $749, or $849 for the 16-GB, 32-GB and 64-GB versions, respectively. It comes in the same black and white color options as the on-contract subsidized models.
The subsidized iPhone 5 can be purchased for as little as $199 from AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless, and even less if you’re willing to sign a contract with a small regional carrier. If you can buy the iPhone 5 for $199 from a carrier, why choose to pay more than three times that cost for the unlocked version?
In a word, freedom. Here’s what type of freedom $649 buys you.