No surprise: kids ask for iPads and iPhones from Santa
0. phoneArena 21 Nov 2012, 09:17 posted on
According to a recent survey conducted by Nielsen, U.S. kids' holiday wish lists are dominated by one particular gadget – the iPad. The research shows that 48% of children between 6 and 12 years of age want one, which means that Apple's tablet is once again the most desired holiday gift among kids. In comparison, that figure stood at 44% last year...
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1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Parents probably tell their kids, "There you go honey, all set to meet Santa! Ask for iPad(s) or iPhone(s) when you meet him...don't hesitate!!" :D
8. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3993; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
They have good tastes for a high quality device.
14. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 139; Member since: 03 May 2012)
What do you expect, they don't know anything about technology.
23. tedkord (Posts: 5077; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Exactly. Plus, how many kids surveyed just used the term "iPad" as a generic term for tablet? Like Kleenex is used for tissue.
27. Aeires (unregistered)
Aww, you're so cute. Kids stopping and saying they want a specific item due to it's build quality. I see that every time I'm shopping, it's a good feeling to know the younger generation is so focused on details like that.
28. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
the article talks about KIDS, their information about technology is small, and don't know that Apple is just an overpriced piece of garbage, all they want is games.
so this crap about high quality devices, please tell me about the quality of the scratchable iRemote control
38. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
What do you expect ? They are kids , they have limited knowledge like you . But unlike you , that will change once they grow up
39. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Taco50 : is that you ?
9. MeoCao (unregistered)
if this survey's data is correct then Apple will outsell Android by a huge margin in next 6 months.
But we know that this is not the case so we shall question the survey's accuracy.
12. Ninetysix (Posts: 1669; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
You're right. Honda, Nissan, Suziki, Mazda, Hyundai and Mitsubishi will outsell the Camry in the next 6 months.
This survey sucks.
37. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Apple devices are designed for kids anyways
2. tahnik (Posts: 133; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)
Kids wants device for gaming...iPad is better for them...but for teenager Android is a must....
3. Meeii (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
Why so? How come android is a must for teenager? And it's more than apple and android, I would guess some would like to have a windows tablet.
4. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 381; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
No one with a full sized brain would want a Windows 8 RT tablet right now.
6. Meeii (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
It's not that many apps for Windows 8 RT right now so sure sure it's pretty lackluster. But if someone like the system so why not? Don't see the problem.
And there is also tablets with full windows 8, but guess that's a bit hardcore to buy for a kid.
30. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
Quite the opposite.
Anyone with a full sized brain in technology would try a Windows 8 tablet, RT or not.
16. andro. (Posts: 1970; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Get them programmed into apple while their young! Apple majority principle userbase and current buyer markets have already been seen to be preteens and teens so its no surprise that the younger kids buy into this apple psyche. its no surprise really as the iphone is essentially seen as a fashion or statement icon and these young ages groups are the key demographic of people concerned with public acceptance and public perception. Teen angst is a tricky thing!
5. Aeires (unregistered)
Kids are also the most susceptible to marketing, no surprises here.
7. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
Brainwashing defenseless kids at such a young age should be considered child abuse, someone should report Apple to the Administration for Children Services (ACS). And, these kids should be removed from their parents' neglectful care.
20. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
mate your a complete twat, comparing this to child abuse, your not funny
21. nwright94 (unregistered)
It's just a piece if tech. Get off your high horse, child abuse is a real issue, not anything to joke about.
10. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)
Wow ....stop the lies phone arena..... my kid hasn't asked for that....
15. imkyle (Posts: 1015; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
When I was 14...15 I got a DVD or a play station game.... I didn't get a $500 gift.
17. Rayvelynn (Posts: 123; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Man whatever happened to wanting a barbie doll, a board game etc. These kids nowadays what something that has a monthly bill attached to it. & they have no job to their name. Yeah I don't think so Iphone, Ipad, Ipod, all goes back to Ipaid. Yes me paying for something you can't fix or have the money to replace if it's lost. If your five years old ain't no way in the world. You better be happy with this Barbie Dream House I bought you. lol
18. JunitoNH (Posts: 956; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Regardless what they ask for, everyone is missing the point. Children are not asking for books or board games, which is sad. Parents have to be Parents and take control of their children wants. Just cause they ask for it, does not mean they have to run and get it.
22. tedkord (Posts: 5077; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
This shouldn't surprise anyone. Setting aside the potential number of kids who just use the word iPad as a generic term for tablet (my 10 year old calls all phones iPhones and all mp3 players iPods), Apple are known first and foremost asa marketing company, and who are most susceptible to marketing?
Not to mention that Apple's bread and butter is the non tech savvy consumer who doesn't understand the differences between devices apart from the logo.
29. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
+1 bro it's totaly true
some people when i was telling them about the new Microsoft Surface, i had to tell them that its like the iPad but with a keyboard, and have the Windows 8 lol
24. StalkinUrMom (Posts: 110; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)
If they were to survey kids whose parents visit phonearena: "Remember sweetie, tell them you want an ______ or you don't get any dinner tonight"
25. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
kids like toys, hence why they want an iPad, simple.
26. networkdood (Posts: 6298; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
When kids become adults, and in the U.S. that is around age 23, then they realize that iproducts are like TRIX cereal....
31. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)
This isn't a surprise. Everyone can argue about which product is the best but in the UK, Apple commercials seem to be on TV a considerably lot more than Samsung, Sony, HTC, etc.
I wish other companies would increase their marketing. Sometimes it seems like they're not even trying.
32. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
this is true to an extent, apple ads are shown alot here.
but ive seen samsung ads too for the note 2 so others are there but it seems apple pulls more focus
33. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6668; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
This is funny that this article recently pop up when a 9yr old WHO ASK my bout how much is a iPhone 4 cost earlier this aftertoon, and i was like thinking to myself like WTF U NEED A PHONE for kid. Then her mother ask me how much is the plan for Verizon. First I told her i wouldn't even get a phone for her daughter because 1 it's EXPENSIVE 2 It's FRAGILE & BREAK EASILY any kid have iphone will break it 3 WHY NEED A PHONE FOR? you're not calling anyone at all. 4 LOTS OF iTHIEFS out there. 5 a friend will probably steal her phone the day she got it. I recomend get a iPod touch same thing but no call feature but saying ipod touch broke exactly as i thought and told her just buy her another ipod touch don't buy the phone when the parent have to buy one and pay over 80-90$ a month phone bill. Kids these days man i'm telling
35. mercorp (Posts: 974; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
I guess when you grow up,your preferences switches...