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

0. phoneArena posted on 02 Nov 2013, 13:49

A survey conducted for rebate based shopping site Ebates asked kids 12 to 17 years-old 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...

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posted on 02 Nov 2013, 18:46 3

46. Ninetysix (Posts: 2674; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

How good is the galaxy smart watch by itself? You're forgetting that you need another device with it?

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 17:08 2

33. JMartin22 (Posts: 2013; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

My my; A 6 year old child of mine has no business possessing an $800 device. At best, kids of that age bracket deserve a feature phone or an old smartphone unit just for making mandatory phone calls and staying in touch with their guardians.

Parents these days are horrible role models for their kids. They should be teaching them the practices of hard work and value of a dollar; not giving them "toys" just because they're kids and they think they're "loving" and "caring" for their children by sabotaging their moral feature and success.

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 17:32

39. andynaija (Posts: 983; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)

That's EXACTLY what I'm saying I don't know why there are 10 year olds walking around with Optumus L9's, Galaxies and iDevices. What business do they have!?! If it were me (I don't have kids) they'd be getting a feature phone. The only way they'd get a smart phone is if it were an old basic android (but not too old).

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 17:11 1

35. thedarkside (Posts: 654; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

i want a lightsaber. a real working, sith style, lightsaber.

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 17:24

38. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

12yr Olds dont need a cell phone.

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 17:35

40. andynaija (Posts: 983; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)

Well I Kind of disagree because of safety concerns, parents should know where their child/children are. They just don't need a smartphone.

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 18:32 2

42. 14545 (Posts: 1676; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

I sort of agree and disagree. At 12, you shouldn't be in a situation without your parents that requires you to have a cell phone. If we were talking about 15-16, sure, but at 12, no.

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 18:38 2

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 24945; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Smart kids, I'd have loved to get an iPhone as a youngster. Woulda been much better than electronic quarterback

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 18:41 1

45. 14545 (Posts: 1676; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Lol, I remember that game.

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 19:23 1

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 24945; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Classic LED game lol. +1

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 19:42

49. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2195; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

Where the hell am i ? Is this the line for Santa iPhone wishes? I would like an IMac, big Mac and fries and coke

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 20:45 1

50. Gamas_K (Posts: 71; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)

I'm still 13 but I never want an iphone.. I just ask for Rp.1.000.000 (US$100)every Christmas from my parents and I can buy a lot of stuff.. I mean lot like shirt, buy games or others

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 22:20

51. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

So kids allegedly want an overpriced, overhyped, cheaply-made junk toy that will fail within hours of ownership? How is this different than any other year so far of the consumerism-driven holiday season?

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 01:28 1

55. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

Overpriced= Apple has great brand value and reputation so they CAN sell with high margins.
Overhyped=Every flagship model gets hype and I have to admit that Apple should innovate bit more.
Cheaply made= Making a iPhone costs about the same as any other flagship.
Fail within hours of ownership= Okay that is just bullsh**. Plenty of my

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 01:31 1

56. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

...friends have iPhone and they have worked just fine many years. (Sorry, pressed button accidentally).

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 08:52

59. Sondae (Posts: 291; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)

I sure feel like a kid at heart when i am asking for iphone on my partner lol.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 12:08

62. applesucker (Posts: 81; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)

it is simply because iphones are not for geeks and its whole system is not complex compared to androids and the most disappointing is that features are not worth it for the price and only a fool would be deceived by its decent looks but a wise person knows what a true smartphone is and that is not the iphone

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