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Apple iPhones & iPads Remain The Most Desired Gadgets Among a Very Important User Segment in the USA by Huge Margins ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐📍

April 12, 2013

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Apple’s iPhone and iPad Remain The Most Desired Gadgets Among a Very Important User Segment in the USA by Huge Margins

Piper Jaffray has published a “Taking Stock with Teens” report, this is the Link for the 58 page report (link ♦ below) that examines US teenagers’ buying habits.

⚫ The study looked at two groups of teenagers around 16 years of age: 1,600 from upper-income families and 3,600 from average-income families.

⚫ The study found that nearly half (48%) of American teenagers own an iPhone – an 8% rise since the previous survey.

⚫ Further the study found, 62% of teens plan on making the iPhone their next smartphone purchase.

⚫ According to the latest market research from analysis firm Piper Jaffray, Apple’s popularity is continuing to increase significantly among teenagers – a key segment of the mobile market. The figures reflect the results of a survey of over 5,000 teens from various income levels, and reveal that 48% of U.S. teenagers already own an iPhone. Further, 62% of respondents said they planned to buy an iPhone as their next smart phone.

⚫ The survey also revealed that 51% of teens currently own a tablet, with the iPad accounting for 62% of those. Teens who said they were planning to purchase an iPad also dominantly favored the iPad, with 68% reporting that they plan to purchase an iPad or iPad mini over an Android tablet.

⚫ The statistics do not appear favorable for Android – while 59% of teenagers are planning to buy an iOS device (either a smartphone or a tablet), only 21% said they were likely to purchase an Android based device.

⚫ The smartphone (only) statistics are slightly better for Android; However, the Android percentage is still only 23%, compared to 62% for the iPhone.

⚫ Teenagers represent an extremely important segment of the consumer electronics market, after all this age group represent the next generation of consumers. If any game-changing shifts in product-power, are likely to occur in the mobile sector, it will be directly due to this market segment’s influence.

✔ 91% of teens say they plan to buy a smartphone for their next high-tech device, up from 86% last spring and 90% last fall

✔ 59% of teens say they are likely to buy an iOS device (unchanged from fall) and 21% are likely to buy an Android device (was 20%)

✔ Among high-income families, the iOS preference rises to 70%

✔ 48% of teens already own an iPhone, compared with 40% last fall

✔ 62% of teens plan on making an iPhone their next mobile device (flat vs. fall 2012)

✔ 23% expect to buy an Android phone, up from 22% last fall

✔ 51% already own a tablet, up from 44% last fall

✔ Among teens who own tablets, 68% own iPads, down from 72%

✔ 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)

Piper Jaffray Report “Taking Stock with Teens.” This is the ♦ Link for their 58 page report that examines US teenagers’ buying habits:

Product Name: Apple’s iPhone and iPad Remain The Most Desired Gadgets Among U.S. Teens by Huge Margins.

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