Survey shows that kids want the Apple iPhone from Santa this year

Survey shows that kids want the Apple iPhone from Santa this year
A survey conducted for rebate based shopping site Ebates asked kids 12 to 17 what they wanted to find under the tree this holiday season. A resounding 88% said that they wanted a gadget. And the gadget most wanted by the kids? The Apple iPhone, which was number one on the wish list of 32% of the kids surveyed.. And no, iPhone was not being used as a synonym for a smartphone as 12% said that they want a Samsung Galaxy device. The second most wanted device after the iPhone was the Apple iPad.

But there were differences in the wish lists among boys and girls. And yes, boys will be boys as those of the male persuasion selected the Sony Playstation 4 as the present they most wanted to find from Santa this holiday season. But the 41% of girls who selected the iPhone was enough to put it on top of the combined list.

Back in 2010, Apple devices were on top of the wish list of those 5 to 16. In 2011, kids asked for the Apple iPhone 4s, the Apple iPad 2 and the Amazon Kindle Fire. Last year, the iPad was the most wanted holiday present with the iPhone dropping down to number 5 behind the Nintendo Wii U, the Apple iPod Touch and the Apple iPad mini.

source: CNET

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62 Comments

1. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

12 to 17 olds are not kids. They are called teenagers lol.

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Under 11 are not teenagers. They are called kids lol.

2. TheCellX

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

Youre kid.. until you have 18... nothing to do. Too sad that some parents will be buying these kind of gifts for their kids. The perfect parent replace when you need to watch football on tv...

5. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

It's kinda hard to understand what you were trying to say there.

3. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

F santa

7. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

You miss U.

4. Kalevro

Posts: 56; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

But but.. I wanted a Buzz Lightyear !

8. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

An $800 phone for a Christmas present? My, my, what have we gotten ourselves into these days.

9. mturby unregistered

specially if it is a dangerous device!

31. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Don't worry, if santa is using an iPhone he won't ever reach his destination

36. Sauce unregistered

Or google maps. I've gotten misdirected about three times this past month. Idk if it's the Greenwhich area I just moved to, but aparently Google Maps does not work well around here.

61. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

True, Google Maps isnt perfect either... but at least it doesnt direct you off an overpass bridge during your presentation

37. andynaija

Posts: 1262; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Lol haha Apple Maps

47. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

LOL Yeah..I mean Waze, google maps, Navigon, tomtom, etc are all available on the App store. Santa is not smart enough to try other gps apps.

10. Malki

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

5 years before the kids are wanted toys ...

11. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

A wee little phone for their wee little hands! Bless!

41. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

The iPhone is a great toy for kids.

12. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

What percentage of the survey on this site were actually 'kids' and not adults pretending to be kids?

13. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well, duh. Kids are even more susceptible to marketing BS than adults. For them it's all about being cool and popular instead of getting the best product. And if they don't get exactly what they want they'll throw a fit. Just look at Twitter the day after Christmas. That's why when a parent comes in to get an iPhone for the kid, I don't even bother trying to sell something else unless the kid is there to talk to and show the other phone to.

16. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

So, if your logic holds true, wouldn't they be susceptible to the most pervasive and overwhelming "marketing BS"? https://mobile.twitter.com/asymco/status/396253597551570944/photo/1?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews

22. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

That's total advertising for every part of Samsung electronics, and yes, as a matter of fact, it does hold true. Even as late as Samsung is to the marketing game compared to Apple, you can see that 12 percent of kids want a Galaxy device, when I'm sure that Samsung didn't even chart the last few years. Samsung is gaining mind share as a result of its marketing push.

14. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

kids these days,

15. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

iZombies

21. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

But Cook wants $900 for each device.

25. zombiewolf115

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 16, 2013

i remember when kids asked for toys and games for christmas now i have to deal with my little 9 year old daughter asking for a nexus 7 lol

27. TomTheNerd

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

lucky it's so cheap then, she could have asked for a ipad.

29. zombiewolf115

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 16, 2013

shes a good girl she knows nexus devices are the best

53. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

If you want a small 7" screen, then go with the Nexus 7. If you can give up a few bells and whistles, I'll recommend the Nook 7" tablet that is going for under $100. The screen on the Nook is a bit wider than the Nexus 7, which makes reading in portrait mode a little easier.

60. TomTheNerd

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

+1 give her a cookie

28. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

What!! No galaxy smart watch?!? This is a garbage study.....

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