Survey shows that teenagers still favor the Apple iPhone over Android

Survey shows that teenagers still favor the Apple iPhone over Android
Securities firm Piper Jaffray (the company that employs analyst Gene Munster) surveys teenagers twice a year for its Taking Stock with Teens series. The survey allows Piper's clients to learn the latest teen trends, where they are spending money and how they feel about certain products and specific brands. For the latest survey, the firm obtained information from 10,000 teens, up from the 6,500 that were surveyed in the previous report.

In April, 75% of the teens surveyed said that their next handset would be an Apple iPhone. The October survey showed that figure rising to 79%. The percentage of teens that currently own an iPhone rose from 69% in the previous survey to 74% in the latest one. Things being what they are in the industry, we can assume that 21% of the teens will make an Android device their next handset, and that 26% currently own an Android powered phone.

Other information to come out of the survey shows that the messaging app of the moment for teens is Snapchat. That might be interesting news for Piper Jaffray clients to hear since the company (now known as Snap) will be going public with an IPO expected to take place in March next year. Snapchat was listed as the top messaging app by 35% of teens. Instagram was second with 24%, followed by the 13% who favor Twitter and Facebook.

The average age of the 10,000 teens surveyed was 16; 55% were male and the average household income was $68,000.

source: PiperJaffray



1. drahcir02

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Social climbers

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yep, they are all brainwashed.

9. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

By Reptilians?

11. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

So that's what the people that work at Apple are called lol.

41. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Brainwashers :-B

80. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Is that an Enterprise reference?

14. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

*munches on popcorn*

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Teens...that says it all. Lol. I find pinterest quite interesting and useful! I use that the most, and I don't use snapchat...quite the opposite.

20. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Agreed. Snapchat is the Panama of social media. Bland, overpopulated, sweaty.....garbage. Just like Panama.

21. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Most teens sign up for almost all social network services...and switch from one to the other and waste time. Lol.

18. Unordinary unregistered

What are you then.. With that logic? Lol

22. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

There's a reason why we don't let teen-agers lead the country... They aren't very smart... Being hip with teen-agers is being hip with a bunch of people with brains half developed. Have you seen the dumb s**t teen-agers do these days???

34. Unordinary unregistered

I guess teenagers are running the engineering department over at Samsung Lolololol

38. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Aren't you the one who gets pissed when people bash Apple in non-Apple articles? Now, you're bashing Samsung in a non-Samsung article! Hypocrisy at it's best.

47. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That's what you call "butthurt overload"

46. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yeah....because the two adults running for president are highly qualified, respectable, honest, and full of integrity. I can't believe you even said that with a straight face.

63. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

No one said stupidity is the purview of teenagers. There are plenty of stupid adults as well. But on the whole, I'd say adults are smarter than teenagers.

81. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not necessarily smarter, just more experienced. Already made the stupid mistakes, and hopefully learned from them.

70. lyndon420

Posts: 6823; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Can we put the blame entirely on our kids? There are way too many adults on this planet who don't deserve the right to reproduce. If someone needs an app to better parent their kids... that's a problem.

62. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Most teenagers are mainstream and useless.

29. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Sorry, nobody trust MSM polls and surveys anymore.

54. Chidoro

Posts: 168; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

Just by using the acronym 'MSM' I can tell where you will be coming from and that I can discount anything which comes after it. So sad that people don't know the difference between journalism and rhetoric.

82. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

We always hear that line. It's old.

36. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1438; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

You only have to look at the average household income in the article to realize that the majority of these kids are fairly well off and never have to buy anything themselves. these surveys don't represent the average teen at all, except for maybe Snapchat for sharing nude photos.

55. Chidoro

Posts: 168; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

Average hh income of $68k is fairly well off? Sounds pretty modest to me especially assuming the parents' age who have teenagers have established their careers or are beginning to do so.

2. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yeah because they think it is cool to have a apple on the back of their phone.

3. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011


4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That line is getting old...gotten.

32. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

But none the less correct. Teens are way more into what the others have, what is popular. It's like that with all their stuff, it needs to be certain brands. It has been like that since the 80's or even further back. It has nothing to do with hating apple or something.

60. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

So true. We have teenagers in the family and know some of their friends and this is just how they are. Most of them won't have it if it's not the cool thing to have.

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