Piper Jaffray survey finds that 82% of teens own an Apple iPhone

Piper Jaffray survey finds that 82% of teens own an Apple iPhone
According to its "teen survey," securities firm Piper Jaffray says that 82% of teens own an Apple iPhone. The survey includes the responses of thousands of teens with an average age of 16, and covers 40 states. That is a gain of 2 percentage points from last year's reading of 78%, and is up sharply from the 60% of teens who said they owned an iPhone in the spring of 2014. Next year's survey might show a higher percentage of teens sporting Apple's iconic smartphone; 84% of those surveyed said that their next handset will be an iPhone.

Apple executives will be happy to learn that 20% of the teens say that they plan to purchase an Apple Watch within the next six months. Among so-called "upper-income teens, " Apple is the second most desired brand after Rolex (how many teens do you know who wear a Rolex on their wrist?).

We expect Apple to unveil three new iPhone models later this year; one of these phones might appeal to teens who want a device similar to the iPhone X, but at a lower price point. The Apple iPhone 9 is rumored to carry a 6.1-inch LCD edge-to-edge display, and feature the TrueDepth Camera along with Face ID. It is said to have a single camera on back, and will not come with 3D Touch. This device will reportedly be priced in the range of $700-$900, and outside of a possible iPhone SE 2, could be Apple's most affordable new handset in 2018.

Apple is also said to be introducing this September, the Apple iPhone Xs. A sequel to the tenth anniversary model, this phone will supposedly come with a 5.8-inch OLED display. And a huge 6.5-inch OLED screen is expected to grace the Apple iPhone Xs Plus. Both of these phones could be priced at $1,000 and up.


source: BusinessInsider

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77 Comments

1. ph00ny

Posts: 2052; Member since: May 26, 2011

Lol are they doing the survey outside of the apple store?

32. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 191; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

These teens have the bright future, you're just butthurt

39. sgodsell

Posts: 7433; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It's people like you that levitate to articles like this. So you can feel good about over paying for your iPhone which has less features, and now access to fewer apps, including utilities, and tools. With locked down restrictions to Apple and Apple only. But hey you can keep drinking that Apple Koolaid and believe anything you want. It nice to see Apple sell 214 million iPhones in 2017, but then again Android combined sold almost 1.3 billion smartphones in 2017 as well.

54. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Apple is a manufacturer. Android is a platform.

65. midan

Posts: 2984; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

If amount of features is measure of how good the phone is Nokia wouldn't have lost their phone business. Think about it ;)

66. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Somehow BMW, Audi and Mercedes are seen as very good cars, but generally they don't have half the features as standard as the French or Korean brands, I'm surprised everyone isn't aspiring to own the latest Kia over a Merc really, weirdo's!

72. bucknassty

Posts: 1350; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

that kia stinger!!!!

81. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

'tis the Galaxy S9 equivalent!

76. Fred3

Posts: 561; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Nope that Audi A8 has more features but carry on

80. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

And I said generally.

50. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Dafuq. Owning an iPhone doesn’t mean he/she will have a bright future.

49. ah_sukk_it

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 18, 2018

and how much were they payed under the table for them to say that?

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Well that's too bad because my 3 daughters are all going to have Android phones until they have enough money to buy themselves an iPhone.

5. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

*or enough money to buy a top tier Android phone.

6. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I think that’s the right way to do it. Gives them motivation to get something better. My kids will prob get the Nokia dumb phone w/ no data until they start paying their own bill. They’ll get a phone for communication, not sitting there staring at it all day.

3. Cat97

Posts: 1923; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

And this is one reason why an entire teen generation is wasted. The iPhone has real issues with restricting usage (proper parental control is very cumbersome) and actually aims to get users addicted by omitting any notification means like a simple notification LED.

7. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Very few phones, android included, have notification leds anymore. That leaves lockscreen notifications, which both have.

40. sgodsell

Posts: 7433; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

But Android groups messages and notifications so much better than iOS. iOS is really for simpletons. People who like to give others control over what they can and cannot do. That is what iOS is great at.

43. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

where do you get your data? it's all lies that you said. even a 100$ android phone has a notification led.

48. Marcwand3l

Posts: 446; Member since: May 08, 2017

>Very few phones, android included, have notification leds anymore.

71. Xtraflossy

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 13, 2018

-sigh- LG G6. When I got home with mine I was like where the hell is the notification light!?" Granted, I'm a bit over it now, as I have adapted to the always on display, but you still can't see you have a text from across the room

74. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Very few? Are you stupid? The largest smartphone brand in the world is Samsung, and they have notification leds on their phones, and they produce quite a few phones. So i wouldn't say that there is only few phones with it today, as there is a ton of Samsung smartphones out there, vastly more phones than any other android brand. The notification led is an amazing feature, which you only really appreciate once you've tried it. I would hate to have a phone without a notification led, especially if that phone doesn't even have always on screen.

20. lyndon420

Posts: 6822; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Those indicator lights were the best. Much easier to see from a distance and reduced the urge to check the phone constantly. Wouldn't be surprised if you're 100% correct in your reasoning for its removal...no one's making any money unless the phone is in your hand.

58. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Wasted or Wise??? If they use galaxy phones they'll complain about so many things like constant lag, BAD Apps, bad camera, bad software etc etc....

4. torr310

Posts: 1670; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

So did they learn to use Android after growing up?

8. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

My kids use both Android and iOS but they prefer the iPhone by far.

51. mootu

Posts: 1527; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Both my kids used IOS growing up, both use Android now. My 6 year old grandaughter has a Xperia Xa1 and a iPhone 5s, she only uses the 5s when the Sony has a flat battery.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31290; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Trolls will clown apple for this, but that is huge money wise. They'll continue using iPhones as they age, then bring in other Apple products, especially due to having so much vested in the eco system. One of many reasons Apple is on top of the game.

12. Deadeye37

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

I believe it. Apple is the trendy thing to have. Most teens have to follow the trend, or else they will be thrown out of their circle of friends.

13. theot14430 unregistered

Why would a teen want an Android phone? Just asking.

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