iPhone takes top spot on holiday wish lists

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These are the gifts you're looking for.
Apple products are set to be the top gifts this year.
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People can talk about declining iPhone demand all the want, but when it comes to which tech products the general public want to see under their Christmas trees this year, there is no doubt about it: no brand can beat Apple.

Speaking with CNBC this Monday, Apple analyst Gene Munster shared his firm Piper Jaffray’s research into desired holiday gifts — and found that the iPhone, closely followed by the MacBook, beat other items including the Xbox, PlayStation, GoPro camera and more to land the top two positions in the list.

75 percent of teens say their next phone will be an iPhone

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"Android? Whatever!"
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iPhone sales may be slowing down, but the popularity level of Apple’s handsets among teenage customers is higher than ever — and increasing all the time.

In an extensive new survey carried out by analysts at Piper Jaffray, entitled “Taking Stock with Teens,” a whopping 69 percent claim to be iPhone owners. Better still, 75 percent of teens say they expect their next phone to be an iPhone.

All the big Apple analysts are predicting iPhone sales decline

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iPhone 6s is a terrific smartphone, but fans are already bored of it.
Ain't that just the way that sales go down, down, down, down.
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Apple has never reported a decline in iPhone sales. That may be about to change, however, with seven top Apple analysts all predicting that the company is either experiencing — or on the verge of experiencing — a drop in the number of iPhones being bought.

Apple could sell record-breaking 62 million iPhones this quarter

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The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will look just like the iPhone 6.
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
Photo: Jim Merithew

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may be Apple’s best-selling iPhones in history, racking up a massive 10 million+ sales in their first weekend alone, but how does this massive success translate into numbers going forward?

Ahead of today’s Apple earnings call, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has taken a shot at forecasting how the rest of the year may play out, in a research note to investors. His guess? All in, Apple can expect to sell between 56.7 million and 62.7 million iPhones this quarter.

If Munster’s on the money, that means unit sales of the iPhone could leap between 25 to 45% compared with the previous quarter last year. Not bad, huh?

iPhones More Popular Than Ever Among Teens

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Established tech companies like Facebook may be losing their cool factor for today’s youngsters, but apparently the same isn’t true for Apple.

According to a new Piper Jaffray survey, young people are more loyal to Apple than ever — with the number of American teens using iPhones rising from 48% last year, to 61% in 2014.

These current figures double the percentage from two years back. Furthermore, 61% expect iPhones to be their next smartphones.