Google has revealed it has seen 50 times more search requests coming from Apple iPhones than any other mobile handset.

The figures were so high that the search company initially thought they had made an error compiling the data.

"We thought it was a mistake and made our engineers check the logs again", Vic Gundotra, head of Google's mobile operations told the Financial Times during this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

American iPhone operator AT&T recently said that the average revenue from iPhone users is double that of average users because the of top-up data packages, while in the UK O2 has said the iPhone is generating "unheard of data traffic".

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