All I want for Christmas... is AirPods

All I want for Christmas... is AirPods
If you have been wondering what to gift your teen for Christmas, don't. A Piper Jaffrey survey pegged the most favorite outlay of gratitude this holiday season to be... Apple's AirPods.

Along with Nike, Apple's brand is a pretty predictable winner in that demographic, but the inclusion of Louis Vuitton in the top three most valued brands is a bit surprising, though Instagram influencing might have had something to do with it.

In any case, Apple can sleep tight knowing that its wearables and basic iPhone 11 are among the most desired items for this season's stocking stuffers. Last year, the meme "Airpods for Christmas" was trending, and this one won't be an exception, it seems, especially with the launch of the AirPods Pro model.

Piper Jaffray surveyed north of a thousand consumers in the US, in the 18-65 age bracket for the findings, and among the desired middle class teenage cohort, it was the perceived urban prestige of the Apple logo that made it the "top-listed consumer brand for teens," followed by Nike in second place. Long story short, if your teen isn't giving you easy clues what they's like most as a present, those would be $160-$250 well-spent.


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16 Comments

1. strawberry

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 20, 2019

December should be a super great month for Apple. AirPods is seriously a sweet Christmas gift

2. shiv179

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

"those would be $160-$250 well-spent" Wrong! Due to its disposable nature, it is actually money down the drain!

4. whatev

Posts: 2410; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I have AirPods 2, and they are far from disposable, they are an amazing product and a perfect gift too, if you haven’t tried a product then don’t go throwing out clueless opinions about something you haven’t touched and will never have

5. shiv179

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Meh, read Victor's article about the disposable nature of the Airpods. And also Google it, don't be lazy :)

8. chrismichael83

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

I think hes stating because you cant replace the battery. But at this price point now being around $164 or even around 125 during the black friday sale. You can't really beat that. If your an iOS user its a no brainer. I dont really need noise cancellation or volume control necessary because I also have an apple watch so I can control the vol on the watch

12. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I have tested them and my opinion is the same. Airpods like a gift just says "I have no clue, ad was nice, you will like them." I could not care less they will die within 2 years, but the sound is just garbage. Even 5$ wired headphones sounds better, even 13$ TWS sounds better.

13. whatev

Posts: 2410; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Sure, I had forgot that you had extrasensorial ears and you can hear sounds that regular humans can’t, I recognize you need headphones from the future, they don’t exist at the moment

14. geordie8t1

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

You missed the comment point, bravo, they actually are disposable, they cannot be repaired in the slightest, they are completely disposable as soon as they break, many earphones are similar but most can at least fix minor niggles

16. whatev

Posts: 2410; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

For me and for the majority of people, disposable is something you use once and then it goes to the trash, AirPods can be used for a very long time, accordingly more than 2 years before the battery wears to the unusable point, but ok, let’s say you’re ok since it is ok to troll all apple things and it’s cool for your friends here and you can get more thumbs up ^_^

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31594; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I have the AirPods Pro, and they are awesome, I rank them even with my GalaxyBuds. Both have a glaring weakness to me though, AirPods have no volume control, and GBuds have weak noise cancelation. If your an iOS user, AirPods Pro are a must have.

9. TBomb

Posts: 1660; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Who is getting an iPhone 11 or airpods as a stocking stuffer? There's some rich people out there filling out this survey....

10. KingSam

Posts: 1504; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Lol ikr. But this survey is about wants. Probably won't happen

11. Elvis358

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

The best earphones for Apple products!

17. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Do you really think Apple products suck so bad they deserve Airpods? As an iPad Pro user, I must say, they are not that bad. You can do so much better than crappy Aidpods.

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