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  • Smells Like Teen Spirit for Apple's iPhone


    Teenagers dig the iPhone. That's the general consensus determined by a new study spearheaded by Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster, who uncovered that teens have a very high opinion of iOS devices. As a result, that bodes well for the future of Apple device sales among teenagers.

    91% of teens, the study finds, are likely to purchase a smartphone for their next device, up from 86% last spring and 90% last fall. iOS maintained its lead over Android with teens choosing it as the most desired operating system, the report reads. Just 21% are likely to buy an Android device today.

    What's true for the iPhone's popularity is also true for the iPad.

    Tablet Ownership Continues To Grow

    51% of teens surveyed owned a tablet computer from 44% Fall 2012 68% iPad share

    17% of teens plan on buying a tablet in the next 6 months (vs. 20% Fall 2012) - 68% plan to buy an iPad (54% full size/14% Mini)
    As of the study's publication, 48% of teens presently own an iPhone, which is up from 40% last fall. As for the prospective teenage smartphone buyers out there, 62% intend to buy an iPhone next.

    To review the comprehensive new report in full, click here.

    Source: Piper Jaffray
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Smells Like Teen Spirit for Apple's iPhone started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. Brick James's Avatar
      Brick James -
      But how many of them are hand me down iPhones, that parents give to there teens I wonder?
    1. stolenpentium's Avatar
      stolenpentium -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brick James View Post
      But how many of them are hand me down iPhones, that parents give to there teens I wonder?
      Just as many as android hand me downs from parents.
    1. 5kylar's Avatar
      5kylar -
      Makes sense. Most teenagers have iPods at early ages, so the iOS is already familiar by the time they need a phone. I'm 19 and I love apple over any other mobile platform. Jailbreaking is by far the best aspect. You can't get bored with your phone cuz you can just apply a new theme and bam you got a new phone basically
    1. sharp2G's Avatar
      sharp2G -
      Wow! I didn't know teens have so much money these days! I just thought that they whine and beg their parents to get them an iPhone because their friends have it.
    1. gdd2010's Avatar
      gdd2010 -
      "91% of teens, the study finds, are likely to purchase a smartphone for their next device,"
      Should say: "91% of teens, the study finds, are likely to NAG and WINGE for their PARENTS to buy them their next iPhone...."
      I am a parent and see this with others as well. Nothing but hand me downs for my kids. They get what they need first, then what they want second.
      For those teens who are not like this, I applaud you. You are more adult than your "whiny" counterparts. And for that, this post does not apply to you.
    1. 5kylar's Avatar
      5kylar -
      So for the record I didn't wine or B**** at my parents to get my iPhone or anything I own for that matter. I don't talk to either of them anymore for various reasons of my own, but I'm just putting it out there that not every younger person has to cry to their mom and dad to achieve things. Granted many do, yes, but there are still people out there not dependent on anyone and get s*** done
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Doesn't matter. Most likely, teens are going to get the free phone from carriers. Probably not going to be many handle downs if they're able to get a free phone for their first phone.
    1. gdd2010's Avatar
      gdd2010 -
      For that, I applaud you. You are the minority in that you are determined to be independent and are not a brat like many who are.
      It is unfortunate, however, a vast majority are as I posted earlier. For those who are not whiny and spoiled, I apologize if the post offends.
    1. ecofrankenstein's Avatar
      ecofrankenstein -
      Or those teen's parents actually did something with their lives and became successful in their chosen careers. There's nothing wrong with your parents having money and being able to afford anything you want. It's the best example to make you want to be successful like they are.
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by ecofrankenstein View Post
      Or those teen's parents actually did something with their lives and became successful in their chosen careers. There's nothing wrong with your parents having money and being able to afford anything you want. It's the best example to make you want to be successful like they are.
      I disagree to that statement that kids will become successful if there parents but them whatever they want. But to each his own opinion.
    1. lilrican21's Avatar
      lilrican21 -
      And how many of those percentages are those jail broken iPhones? Lol
    1. Paswrd's Avatar
      Paswrd -
      --

      Quote Originally Posted by gdd2010 View Post
      "91% of teens, the study finds, are likely to purchase a smartphone for their next device,"
      Should say: "91% of teens, the study finds, are likely to NAG and WINGE for their PARENTS to buy them their next iPhone...."
      I am a parent and see this with others as well. Nothing but hand me downs for my kids. They get what they need first, then what they want second.
      For those teens who are not like this, I applaud you. You are more adult than your "whiny" counterparts. And for that, this post does not apply to you.
      Yes this is true, I know a lot of people (teens) that ask their parents for everything and they end up getting what they want like my friend who asked for a truck and got a truck brand new, and then she asked for a MacBook Pro and her parents bought her a MacBook Pro. I am also a teen 16 years of age in fact but I did not ask for my iPhone my grandparents wanted to get me something for christmas and I didn't want anything, so they decided to just get me a new phone but I also use my phone a lot for college and to help with my school work. But the point is that teens do whine and end up getting things.
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by ecofrankenstein View Post
      Or those teen's parents actually did something with their lives and became successful in their chosen careers. There's nothing wrong with your parents having money and being able to afford anything you want. It's the best example to make you want to be successful like they are.
      I agree with this, I have a job, work 5 days a week and I'm only 17. But my mom still affords to buy me the new iPhone, I don't whine and beg, I just work hard in school to get good grades, and have a job outside of school, I understand the value of money, but just because my mom has a very successful career, doesn't mean she's not allowed to give me nice things I want.
    1. ecofrankenstein's Avatar
      ecofrankenstein -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      I disagree to that statement that kids will become successful if there parents but them whatever they want. But to each his own opinion.
      I meant that if your parents are successful, they can afford to buy you anything you want. Thus, showing you exactly how well and comfortable your life can be if you excel in school and become successful.

      People complain about their kids "whining", but it's not the kid's fault that the parent doesn't have more money. Just saying, don't blame your kids for wanting better things.
    1. tridley68's Avatar
      tridley68 -
      Kids know a good product when they see it mainly because the are introduced to computer devices at such a young age unlike when I was in school and cellphones were a giant boat anchor.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Lucky teens today, when I was a teen all I had was a beeper!
    1. elizbarrymore's Avatar
      elizbarrymore -
      iphone 4s and iphone 5 is the all in hand with the new trends and technology
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      Quote Originally Posted by ecofrankenstein View Post
      I meant that if your parents are successful, they can afford to buy you anything you want. Thus, showing you exactly how well and comfortable your life can be if you excel in school and become successful.

      People complain about their kids "whining", but it's not the kid's fault that the parent doesn't have more money. Just saying, don't blame your kids for wanting better things.
      As a parent with money, I don't put up with my kid's whining either. Sounds like you assume there's a direct correlation between 'kids whining' and 'wanting better things'. 'Whining' is an unacceptable behavior if the kid in question is over 5 years old. Bad parenting is, in my opinion, one of the biggest causes of problems facing kids. Our wonderful consumer driven, media hyped lifestyles pitch all the fun and none of the responsibility (except for alcohol ads on TV which remind us to 'drink responsibly'). Parents that shouldn't even have kids because they have ZERO desire to be responsible, productive parents -- and this crosses age, income and ethnic lines.

      I wonder it there's an app for that...
    1. giorgos_rou's Avatar
      giorgos_rou -
      None to be honest.

      Quote Originally Posted by Brick James View Post
      But how many of them are hand me down iPhones, that parents give to there teens I wonder?
      None to be honest. Usually it's the other way around.