Teens want Santa to bring them the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad this Xmas

Teens want Santa to bring them the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad this Xmas
Remember when you used to ask Santa for a Red Radio Flyer Wagon, a Mickey Mantle autographed glove or, if you're female, a new Barbie doll? Things have certainly changed. Brokerage house Piper Jaffray spoke with teenagers at schools across the U.S. from Aug. 29 through Sept. 27, as well as from an online survey, to determine what gifts they would like this holiday season. In this 11th annual survey conducted by the securities firm, the Apple iPhone was near the top of the list with 3.4% of those surveyed wanting the iconic touchscreen phone as a holiday gift this year.

In all, 11.2% of the teenagers in the survey want some sort of Apple product under the tree. Back in 2008, only 7.3% of the teens asked requested a product made by the gang at Cupertino for the holidays. A large part of the increase came from the Apple iPhone which has tripled its presence on the list over those years. As more kids picture themselves unwrapping a iPhone for Xmas or during the 8 days of Chanukah, fewer have the non-touch Apple iPod in mind. Kids wishing for the non-touch iPod have dropped from 4.3% of those surveyed in 2008 to 2.1% this year. The number of those wishing for the Apple iPod touch has stayed static over the last 4 years.

Another reason for the increase in teenagers' holiday wish for Apple products has to do with the Apple iPad. Not around in 2008-2009, the tablet is on the wish list of 2.5% of the teens asked, up from 2.2% last year. The numbers jive with a recent poll taken by Nielsen showing that 24% of kids age 13 or higher plan on buying an iPad in the next 6 months. The same poll showed that the Apple iPhone and iPod touch have been among the top gifts for teens this year.

To put the Piper Jaffray survey in perspective, the Microsoft Xbox 360 appears on only .3% of the lists of teens asked for their wish list and the Sony PlayStation 3 appeared on .4 of the lists. The only items that beat out Apple products as a whole were cash at 22% and clothing at 15%, and we would bet that if you asked the kids who want the moola what they would spend it on, most would probably reply with the Apple iPhone.

source: AppleInsider


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100 Comments

1. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

Jesus, if this isnt a iphonearena endrorsement, I don't know what is.

3. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

avoid apple articles?

37. robinrisk unregistered

its not biased, its a trustworthy report that shows that people who have not yet fully developed their minds (Kids and Teenagers) want Apple.

71. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

not everything that comes off as pro-apple means that its iphonearena all over again. its just a report. and its saying kids want an iphone.. no big deal.

75. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Kids are smart. They know which device is good and whatnot.

79. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

kids know what their friends have and want the same, it's not the same as "good"

82. Johnny_Mnemonic

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Miz. Kids are not smart they get what everybody is buying sorry that's not so smart

74. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Nope, just another random PA article that contributes absolutely nothing of value. One day, they're praising the iPhone. Next day, they're bashing it.

2. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

For those who bought an iPod touch. Why would you consider buying an iPhone extra? Only if you're trully wanna switch from iPod touch to phone. But if you got an iPod touch and you want a phone with a great OS people will buy an android phone of course. This way people experience both OS's in full glory also. Also it doesn't suprise me teens want something from apple beneath the tree. Let it be.

15. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

A "great" OS is a matter of opinion. Obviously, many people consider iOS to be a great phone OS. At least it gets updates and doesn't crash on a daily basis.

21. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I just received Gingerbread on my Thunderbolt about five months after the phone was released... and I don't think my TB has ever "crashed". Now that I think about it I don't think i've even seen any force closes on my TB. That argument died awhile ago, think of something new to use to bash on Android.

24. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You're lying. Just read any thunderbolt forums for all the bugs.

29. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Just because other people have problems doesn't mean i'm lying you dumb ass. Besides. Did I say i've never had issues? NO. I said it's never "crashed" and I haven't had any force closes. Learn to read.

33. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and what would we find if we read all the iphone4s forums? dont be a hippocrit

36. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

Yeah really. Look at ANY phone forums and you will find people complaining about bugs and glitches.

38. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Remix you may want to learn how to spell hypocrite. I don't go around denying issues. He does. "it's never crashed". Let's be realistic here cc

42. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

first sign of a losing argument.. pick on the other person's spelling.

45. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

It's just that you've spelled it wrong about 10 different times. It's obviously not a typo.

54. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

did i ever say it was a typo? you are a sad sad individual.

77. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

f**k u taco 1sheep

83. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

well then I guess i win al my arguments.. because you have picked on my spelling and how I write.. hmmmm

51. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Maybe we need to define crashing. My definition of the phone "crashing" would be: 1. Random reboot. 2. Phone locking up forcing a battery pull. 3. An App "force closing" Since none of those three things have ever happened to me on my Thunderbolt, i'm going to go with my original statement that my Thunderbolt has never crashed. What is your definition of crashing?

57. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I agree with your definition and yes you're lying.

63. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

OOOOOOOOOKAY TACO!

88. Sackboy117

Posts: 178; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Just because the majority of Thunderbolts have experienced crash does not mean his has crashed. His Thunderbolt was probably "assembled in China" by the same people that assembles the iPhone.

76. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Nor does it force closes, steals your data, have security issues, have UIs that boggle down system resources, and so on.

93. nwright94 unregistered

Or a windows phone or a BB7 device =) Android and Apple aren't the only ones out there, although they are the biggest. I wish they kept Meego alive and brought the N9 to America because i don't think i'd get another iOS/Android/WP7 again.

96. dieztrict

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Yes i agree with you. i have an Ipod Touch & i'm satisfied (i think Iphone 4S is somewhat unnecessary for me). iOS is good operating system it's stable which supported by so many apps. Android was good to with rich customize able option.

4. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

im a teen and i dont want iphone

5. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

There are always exceptions.

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