No surprise: kids ask for iPads and iPhones from Santa
posted by Nick T. / Nov 21, 2012, 9:17 AM
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. The trend continues as we take a look at consumers aged 13 and above as 21% of them express interest in getting one. That's down 3% from last year, yet the drop isn't enough to take the iPad below the number one spot.
Naturally, the iPhone is also among the most requested holiday gifts, but it ranks a bit lower occupying fifth place in the charts. Furthermore, the iPad mini is more popular among users aged 6 to 12, with 36% of respondents being interested in getting one, yet only 11% of those aged 13 and above want it.
Are Android devices on the chart? Certainly! However, kids don't seem to be as interested in them: only 29% of 6- to 12-year-olds would like to have a tablet other than an iPad and only 20% of them are wishing for a smartphone other than an iPhone. 18% of teenagers and older consumers would put a tablet other than an iPad on their wish list, while only 11% of them are expressing interest in having an Android smartphone.
So in case you aren't really sure what to get for your kids, chances are that an Apple gadget would make them perfectly happy. And if you are still wondering what to grab fro yourself, perhaps you might want to take a look at our 2012 shopping guide for smartphones and tablets.
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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
posted on Nov 21, 2012, 9:23 AM 13
They have good tastes for a high quality device.
posted on Nov 21, 2012, 10:30 AM 7
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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
posted on Nov 21, 2012, 2:51 PM 6
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.
posted on Nov 21, 2012, 10:31 AM 2
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Kids wants device for gaming...iPad is better for them...but for teenager Android is a must....
posted on Nov 21, 2012, 9:30 AM 4
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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.
posted on Nov 21, 2012, 9:37 AM 12
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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.
posted on Nov 21, 2012, 9:54 AM 2
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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!
posted on Nov 21, 2012, 11:42 AM 0
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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.
posted on Nov 21, 2012, 10:07 AM 3
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Wow ....stop the lies phone arena..... my kid hasn't asked for that....
posted on Nov 21, 2012, 10:44 AM 8
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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
posted on Nov 21, 2012, 11:49 AM 1
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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.
posted on Nov 21, 2012, 11:52 AM 4
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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.
posted on Nov 21, 2012, 12:50 PM 3
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