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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, 12:10 1

39. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1721; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Being the smartest kid on the short bus doesn't mean much :P

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 13:01 2

44. biophone (Posts: 1985; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Being accepted into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology does.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 00:43

72. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Hahaha funny! judging by this kids pic he does not have much goin for him!

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 16:18

55. 14545 (Posts: 1612; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Oooo, the smartest kid in school? Wow, that's still on the same level as "smartest kid on the short bus".

However, it's just I have said before. iPhones are for kids and old people. Everyone else that knows how to leverage technology uses Android(or is still with BB due to corporate policies).

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 16:54

57. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


The plot thickens.

"Everyone else that knows how to leverage technology uses Android(or is still with BB due to corporate policies)."

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Eight-of-the-top-ten-devices-activated-for-enterprise-use-in-Q4-were-Apple-devices_id40276

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 19:16

66. 14545 (Posts: 1612; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


You're point? At my company you can have an iOS device for free, or BYOD......What do you think most people would do? Hmmmmmm. My company *supports* my ability to use another device, so I exercise that ability. Most of the people, especially in the corporate circles, in the world wouldn't know how to fully utilize their devices even if they had a weeks worth of free classes on it. Heck, my boss can barely use a computer. Those of us that are on the right side of the bell curve W.R.T to technology choose android. And before that, you know the people that have been using a smartphone for more than a year, we used WinMo. WinMo on capable hardware could still run circles around iOS......BUT, its not the most user friendly. Stupid people don't like learning how to use things. Hence the reason windows dumbed down their OS for the masses. Personally, I would rather carry a full fledged mini Linux device that has no boundaries. That way the sky's the limit for what can be done with it. Over that of something that just "works". So just remember where the iOS user falls.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 00:47

73. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


sorry to hurt you but smart people can make mistake as well!

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 18:25 2

64. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


They aren't brainless, they just aren't technology "savvy"/knowledgeable. Just because they don't know too much about technology, doesn't mean they are "dumb". That's just ignorant what you said. Not everyone likes what you like or care about.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 08:48 7

6. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Its more popular with the female crowd

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 10:48 1

28. biophone (Posts: 1985; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Pretty much all of my female and male friends all have iPhones. Way over 50%. Closer to 90%. We are teenagers FYI. Albeit most of us come from "high income."

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 09:01 10

10. moronman66 (Posts: 162; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


I'm a teenager and have been using Android phones since the MyTouch 3G (Fender Edition, I freaking loved that phone). I wish more teens would give it a chance but unfortunately, having the iPhone makes you "cool".

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 09:09 7

14. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Most teenagers love to show off, that's why they bought an expensive iPhone.

In my opinion, Android phones, Windows Phones, BlackBerry phones are already "cool" enough for me.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 09:14 11

15. tiara6918 (Posts: 2076; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


They just want to go with the trend and what's popular unfortunately

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 10:55 2

29. biophone (Posts: 1985; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I'm a teen and didn't buy a iPhone cause its "trendy."
It fits my life perfectly. It really depends on the person. Android is great for power user and cheap phones. However for the average user the iPhone is perfect. It is slim, beautiful, simple, easy to hold, easy to type, fast, has great battery life, tons of high quality apps, has great support (apple stores and updates), iMessage is fantastic, and so on. Clearly its more then trendy.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 18:03 1

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


Actually i got mine since its easier to use during school. I've had both in a motorola backflip, htc inspire, and iphone 4s. I like all of them, but i choose the iphone since its smaller and fits me better. Plus some of the apps i use aren't available for others :(

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 09:02 4

11. Technobri (Posts: 84; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Its a show off device...all teens like to do is show off and not figure things out...iphone does that perfectly ..no difficulty involved..and its main attraction are teenage girls so think about it

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 09:06 2

13. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


It's called wanting to be in the cool crowd..I could have told you 62% of teens want an iPhone...this ain't surprising...

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 09:40 1

19. bubbadoes (Posts: 1172; Member since: 03 May 2012)


the phone of choice for teens and senior citizens. (look around)

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 09:42

20. bubbadoes (Posts: 1172; Member since: 03 May 2012)


somehow that logic doesn't add up (50% of teens) have iphones--so that leaves 50% of teens without an iphone..but yet PA says 62% plan to get one.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 10:57 2

31. biophone (Posts: 1985; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


62% that don't have plan to get one. Or 12% additional to 50 plan on getting one. I think that is what they meant.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 12:22 1

41. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1721; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Actually you're both wrong, the article says "Nearly half of of US teens (48%) already own an iPhone" so the 62% that plan would make sense but that would mean 100% of teens (technically) want an iPhone. That's just total bs

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 13:04 1

45. biophone (Posts: 1985; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


That is possible but I don't think that is what they meant.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 13:15

48. biophone (Posts: 1985; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Btw I said it is possible they meant that as they might have made an addition mistake but I doubt it. Just clarifying.

You're just dumb for not recognizing that 48+62 =110.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 13:08 2

46. biophone (Posts: 1985; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


48 + 62 =110

Btw you called iphone users dumb? Learn how to add then get back to me.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 18:06

79. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1721; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I fail to see where i said it added to exactly 100%... I said technically, who's the dumb one now? It's funny you somewhat agree with me at first and then probably realized it could be taken wrong later and then commented again. LOL Silly kid, go drink your juice box and ask your mom if it's nap time.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 10:19 2

21. taikucing (unregistered)


yeah for teens it's just a status symbol.
Perhaps they'll suicide if their parents won't buy it for them.
But as they become mature, they will choose android or windows phones.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 18:10 1

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


Not true. Its a matter of preference and life style. I'll admit many want it cuz others have it, but i have mine because it's smaller and easier to use during school. But i love both ios and android. Gonna buy the htc one from someone for home use and the iphone for everyday use.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 09:17

77. taikucing (unregistered)


I'm talking about 3rd world countries. You can say whatever you want kid, because you live in 1st world & don't have money problem.
In 3rd world countries it's a status symbol. Only rich people buy it. And if kids' parents don't buy it for them, the kids will try to suicide.
Here in south east Asia where I live, adults choose android for their daily life & work because not only it's simple, but also has much more features and available in cheaper version. I should work 2 months to get an iphone, just saying. That's why I choose android. Rich people in my country equals to poor people in your country.
Maybe you'll say, I don't care with 3rd world countries. But for manufacturers, it's like a gold mine. India is 1 billion people. Indonesia is 300 million people, and android is sold like a hot cake there. That's why Apple considers to make cheaper iphone for 3rd world countries (eventhough I know it will suck for its price like ipad mini)

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 10:25 2

23. lyndon420 (Posts: 4565; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


And who is paying for these kids phone plans? I'd like to see a poll on that.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 12:03 2

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 22157; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I pay my sons.

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