iPhone is coolest thing on planet


The iPhone has been named the ‘Coolest Thing on the Planet’.

A study of 3,000 Brits saw the high-tech gadget top the poll, beating the internet, Sky+ and social networking website Facebook.

Since the first model was launched in 2007, the iPhone has been flying off the shelves, with the new iPhone 4 selling almost two million in the first three days on sale.

Second place went to Apple, the brainchild of Steve Jobs, while the World Wide Web was voted third.

Apple’s music player, the iPod, was at number four while the Aston Martin DB9 completed the top five.

The study was carried out by Costa Coffee to mark the launch of its new Iced Cold range of summer drinks and has revealed some interesting insight into what the nation rates as being cool.

Cadbury’s chocolate came sixth in the poll followed by Sky+, which ensures people never have to miss their favourite television show.

Auction website eBay was seventh, while mobile phones and Facebook completed the top ten.

Kevin Hydes, Costa’s UK Head of Marketing and spokesperson for the Ice Cold Costa range, said: ”It’s been interesting seeing what the nation deems to be cool. It’s no surprise gadgets like the iPhone and supercars like the Aston Martin DB9 feature highly.

”However, it’s refreshing to see more humble items such as Cadburys chocolate, Sky+ and Facebook rate so highly. Lego has even been voted as being cooler than James Bond.

”For those who can’t stretch to the likes of an Audi R8, a taste of cool can be had at Costa with our new Ice Cold range of drinks – they’re cool, refreshing, and a lot lighter on the pocket.”

But the iPhone wasn’t the only gadget to feature in the poll, with the Nintendo Wii at number 16 while the much-hyped iPad, which saw queues of people outside stores when it was launched last month, could only manage 17th, behind Google Earth (11th) and GHD hair straightners (14th).

And it seems the current financial situation has had an effect with budget conscience consumers rating Primark (50th) and Topshop (86th) ahead of designer brands such as Dolce & Gabbana (98th).

Even the humble Mini Cooper (27th), VW Camper Van (30th) and VW Beetle (45th) have been voted above the more glamourous Lamborghini Diablo (49th) and Ferrari Enzo (72nd).

Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp (21st) was named the coolest celebrity of all time, with David Beckham (33rd) and Michael Jackson (37th) making up the top 3.

However, the former England Captain and King of Pop were beaten by the Dyson vacuum cleaner (32nd) and the BBC’s Top Gear programme (29th).

And the nations’ sweetheart, Cheryl Cole (48th) and Geordie double-act, Ant & Dec (52nd) were voted cooler than John Lennon (59th), Barack Obama (64th) and Beyonce (68th).

Fashion was also a common theme in the top 100 coolest things on the planet with Christina Louboutin stilettos at 46 and Calvin Klein underwear at 66.

Kevin Hydes added: ”It’s encouraging to see that such a diverse range of celebrities have made it in to the cool poll. Appearances from Barack Obama and Ant and Dec prove you don’t have to be a rock god or footballer to be seen as cool.”

”It’s also a sign of the times to see that Cheryl Cole beats the likes of John Lennon.”

Top 100 coolest things on the planet

1. iPhone

2. Apple

3. The internet

4. iPod

5. Aston martin DB9

6. Cadbury’s chocolate

7. Sky+

8. eBay

9. Mobile phones

10. Facebook

11. Google Earth

12. Audi R8

13. Coca-cola

14. GHD hair straightners

15. Bugatti Veyron

16. Nintendo Wii

17. iPad

18. Friends

19. Concorde

20. Television

21. Johnny Depp

22. New York City

23. YouTube

24. Northern Lights

25. Lego

26. James Bond

27. Mini Cooper

28. Plasma TVs

29. Top Gear

30. VW campervan

31. Glastonbury Festival

32. Dyson vacuum cleaner

33. David Beckham

34. The Simpsons

35. Boeing 747 400 jumbo jet

36. Converse All-Stars

37. Michael Jackson

38. The Beatles

39. Las Vegas

40. Jimi Hendrix

41. The Harry Potter series

42. Pulp Fiction

43. Sex and the City

44. Stonehenge

45. VW Beetle

46. Christian Louboutin shoes

47. Harrier Jump Jet

48. Cheryl Cole

49. Lamborghini Diablo

50. Primark

51. The Wonderbra

52. Ant and Dec

53. Quentin Tarantino

54. Clint Eastwood

55. Avatar

56. Chanel No 5

57. Bang and Olufsen Beolab Speakers

58. David Bowie

59. John Lennon

60. The A-Team

61. Ray Ban sunglasses

62. EastEnders

63. Glee

64. Barack Obama

65. Johnny Cash

66. Calvin Klein underwear

67. Times Square, New York

68. Beyonce

69. Spitfire

70. The Fonz

71. Elvis Presley

72. Ferrari Enzo

73. Harley Davidson motorbikes

74. The X-Factor

75. Dr Martin boots

76. Muhammad Ali

77. Sean Connery

78. Stilettos

79. James Dean

80. The Matrix

81. Frank Sinatra

82. The Twilight Saga

83. Blu-Ray

84. BMW X5

85. Abercrombie and Fitch

86. Topshop

87. Lost

88. Jack Nicholson

89. Jeremy Clarkson

90. Big Brother

91. Cosmopolitan cocktail

92. Diesel jeans

93. Michael Caine

94. Simon Cowell

95. Stevie Wonder

96. The Rolling Stones

97. Leather jackets

98. Dolce and Gabbana

99. Rolex watches

100. Rubix Cube


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