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Nearly half of U.S. teens have an iPhone, 62% plan to get one

0. phoneArena 10 Apr 2013, 08:31 posted on

While we have just heard the first negative reports about this quarter’s iPhone demand from Foxconn, looking at the U.S. market alone the iPhone is still extremely popular...

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posted on 10 Apr 2013, 22:47

70. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I don't know why you think that data plans in U.S.A. are expensive, they are very cheap, the data plans in U.S. cost the same amount of a pre paid plan in Brazil, so if I had a child and I was living in U.S. of course I would sign a data plan.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 10:56 1

30. oister85 (Posts: 493; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Is pure fashion ( teenagers mind can change in seconds)

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 11:06 4

34. Jyakotu (Posts: 844; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

On my college campus, I see a lot of iPhones and Macbooks.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 11:30 2

35. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Most I've seen used on iPhone is games and texting and these folks aren't even teens. Gives me impression iPhone is best for games and texting.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 18:11 1

62. Baseballer (Posts: 132; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

basically! That, and face time

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 11:47

36. whatever.works (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

Seeing that most teens have these awesome portable computers, it makes me want to scream, "Get off mah lawn!" Around 1993, as a teen, I had my own landline and BBS. I didn't know any other kids that had their own landline, and now, here we are. Not just cell phones, but smartphones that are faster than the original Xbox, and getting faster by the day. Be grateful, 'cause you got it gooood!

Actually, we all got it good! Gotta love the tech today, and I'm looking forward to tomorrow...

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 11:55 2

37. MaineMan91 (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)

Monkey see monkey do, is how it goes for teenagers, if one person tries this drug everybody gonna try it

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 13:10 1

47. biophone (Posts: 1956; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Yea cause an iphone=drugs /s

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 12:18

40. Mass88 (Posts: 56; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)

I wonder if there are stats for the percentage of teens with cracked screens on their phones. I feel like every time I am in the mall, or see a group of kids who appear to be under the age of 20, at least 1 or 2 have cracked screens.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 12:38 1

42. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

For a country with a much higher unemployment rate than reported by our gov't and for it's ever deteriorating educational system... this comes as no shocker to anyone that teens want iPhone. Apple is great at marketing the hype and selling its products much higher than they are worth. However, it is only a survey of a very minor amount of the overall population. I am amazed how how much debt we run up as a society to keep up with the Joneses. Buy Apple and supported stifled innovation...pretty much the American way, nowadays.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 13:21 3

49. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)

fandropids are so blind to refuse to accept that the iphone works for most people, and to say in 2013 that using the iphone because is a trend or some kind of fashion know nothing about fashion as fashions come and go but the iphone has stayed for years now... like I say is ok to hate the iphone and Apple but be smart about it,, your phone is.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 13:51 1

51. biophone (Posts: 1956; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Yea I agree gallo.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 16:23

56. 14545 (Posts: 1537; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Fashions usually last 5-10 years. The shift is beginning, why do you think Apple has seen their stock fall from all-time highs? If they were still gaining momentum or even maintaining you wouldn't have seen the drop you have.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 15:02

53. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

most teens initially just don't care to know any better. most of my friends have iPhones and i blow their socks off with some of the things i can show them from my Android handsets over the years.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 15:33

54. ZeroCide (Posts: 777; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)

Its a kids phone!

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 18:34 1

65. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Brainless Gringos!!

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 21:49

67. nodnarb (Posts: 35; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

i like androids os better and absolutely love my optimus g but if other people prefer ios that's their preference. in fact most of my friends use ios and I see no problem with that.

just stop being so petty... there's no need to analyze other teens' behavior and make judging statements about them because they get an iphone. I think you all should be happy and secure in your own preferences and stop giving a crap about other teens getting iphones. you ain't gon lose no sleep over it.

so what if they get an iphone because they think they are going to be "cool". does that REALLY matter? does that affect or harm YOU in any way? it just means that they care more about their image and fitting in.

advice to everyone on phonearena: ima do me and you do you. its pretty simple

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 21:56

68. nodnarb (Posts: 35; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

by the way I also agree with biophone... what phone you use and your intelligence level have NOTHING to do with each other. I know tons of individuals who have amazing intellectual capacity and prefer to use the iphone. guess what? they don't care what phones people decide to use. people like me who don't care about this silliness have more important things to do than argue about android vs ios.

if you all spend so much time and energy arguing over this... it's no wonder why world problems aren't being solved these days.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 03:58

76. droidonleash (unregistered)

what can u do, dumb is in their JENES(4 THE dumb ifans "jenes as in DNA s not ur pants"

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