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

Nearly half of U.S. teens have an iPhone, 62% plan to get one
While we have just heard the first negative reports about this quarter’s low iPhone demand from Foxconn, looking at the U.S. market alone the iPhone is still extremely popular and a huge majority of teens plan on buying an iPhone in the future.

Nearly half of of US teens (48%) already own an iPhone and a whopping 62% plan on buying one in the future, according to a bi-annual survey by Piper Jaffrey. In comparison only 21% plan on getting an Android device, and a meager 5% want a Windows-based gadget.

Tablet adoption is also quickly moving forward as more than half of teens had a tablet device. The number was 51% in the Spring of 2013 versus 44% last fall. Apple’s iPad share declined slightly from 72% to 68% but the iPad is still the dominant tablet among U.S. teens.

Interestingly, nearly four times more teens plan on buying the larger 9.7-inch iPad rather than the iPad mini.

The survey asked a total of 5200 teens, 1600 from high-income families and 3600 from average-income households. It’s fill-packed with intersting trends not just about teens’ preference about gadgets, but also about clothes, and so much more.

source: Piper Jaffrey (PDF)

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76 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I don't care how popular is Apple....... I'm still very happy with Android and my Sony Xperia Z........ :)

7. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

if u see, and i know in USA most of all teens have iphone, even mature and young people have and that's 100% true . if u go in school or college u will see iphone on their hand and u will say "FTW" and yeah that's crap.

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hahaha....I know, but most of my friends are using Samsung and Sony. iPhone? Just only 2 of my friends are using it. And I won't say iPhone is crap, because just look at it's price, and the only good thing on iPhone is that it is easy to use. :)

17. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Of course it's a crap you can not simply connect, copy, open any file And what's worse Apple is one of the most rotten company in the world iConboard is just for kids, this survey confirms that

18. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yes, and that's why Apple needs to improve everything on the iPhone, and the iPad too! What I hate about Apple is the design, the iOS and Apple is greedy............

50. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

You guys are just a bunch of delusional Android fans.

71. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

no, we all have our hate based on the facts..... you are just blind and brainwashed ;) just see this: bit [dot] ly/RYzOPP but I know, youre so brainwashed that your brain will reject these facts :)

74. KennethP4V

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

so just cuss u have widgets in addition to icons makes u an adult? hahah i think what u just said shows the opposite of an adult's intelligence. If a piece of crap can easily win the hearts of the millions, i say y dont u develop a phone n see when it will surpass Apple ok? HTC One Fasho!

75. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

just widgets? no, widgets, photosphere, nfc, usb connect, copy file, open any file in any app, knowing what youre installing (you can check permissions before installation), democracy, no dictatorship, responsibility, customization etc etc etc. this means to be an adult, dear kid....you should read more to know and understand more :)

24. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

I agree man. They don't want to share, No SD expansion. Too much price while the competitor can even give more than what iphone have. But still people will buy. That's just stupid..

63. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Really at the end of the day, if I get my Nokia Windows Phone and you get your Sony Xperia, we are all happy. But popularity is always good for a company. Means they are able to hook in more profit and (hopefully) develop more for their consumers and technology.

69. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I agree with you! :)

2. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

How special we are,android users.

58. mandkeee

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 27, 2009

lol special user??? i used to have g3 and will change iphone 5 and also i have other cell phone which is note 2... but i dont feel like im special android user.... only one thing im using android because, can remove battery... but all of other things...i think android is not that good OS... and plz,,,i do know how i use android and been using since 4-5 years ago.

3. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

My daughter loves her HTC 8x!

4. XperiaPrince

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

Im from Philippines. Im only 13 years old and I am using Xperia Sola and Galaxy tab 2 7.0 and craving for Xperia Z. I know how restricted iOS is so I won't want to own it. It can't even transfer music and movies to iOS easily. I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW STUPID AMERICAN TEENS ARE.

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

You're only 13? I thought I'm the youngest one in here. (14) CHEERS for teenagers! :)

22. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

"CHEERS for teenagers"... No

26. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Ok then, just pretend that I didn't said it before. Ok?

52. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Want to be a teenager again!

32. XperiaPrince

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

Cheers for the teen geeks!

78. ximacloudx

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Or American teens grew up with iPods for the last eight years. You'd be amazed how many people I know who don't want to go to Android because they'd rather hit "sync" then drop and drop music, or have already purchased stuff in the Apple Store and don't want to lose it.

5. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

"Nearly half of U.S. teens are BRAINLESS and 62% plan to get BRAINLESS" LOL

8. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

true......!!!

9. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Haha could not agree more and its on more levels than just phones!

25. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

agree.. brainwashed I guess

27. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I'm a teen. I have an iPhone. I can assure you I'm not brainless. I'm not so sure about you though. My friend with an iPhone is the smartest student at my school. Your logic is bad and you should feel bad.

33. XperiaPrince

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

Yes you are not. And I know you don't know how to choose a capable phone.There are so many better phones on iPhones price range

43. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

This is what people don't get. These phones aren't better then one another. It depends on the type of user you are that makes a phone but then another. If you give a grandparent an iphone and a flip phone if they can work the flip phone and can't work the iphone then the flip phone is better. I tried an android returned it for the iPhone after trying really hard to love it and I did but it just didn't fit me well.

60. Baseballer

Posts: 132; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Im a teen to0. 16 to be exact. And i use an iphone only because its smaller and easier to carry. I've used android and love it. I want the htc one so bad but i'll probably get the next iphone just because its easier to use during school. And btw im in the top 7% of my class, on route to UT. So Its not just for dumb people or people who don't know how to use something else. Its just a matter of preference and how it fits you. P.S hopefully i can save enough to buy the one for home use. That camera and ir blaster are so tempting!

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