iPhone survey says Apple handset popular with most teens

iPhone is the smartphone of choice for most American teens


iPhone survey
The iPhone wins the smartphone popularity contest among teens.
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The iPhone is in the hands and pockets of more than 80 percent of U.S. teens, according to a survey conducted by the investment firm Piper Jaffray.

Apple’s dominance among teens will continue to rise with 86 percent anticipating their next smartphone will be an iPhone, according to the Taking Stock with Teens survey.

The results of the iPhone survey were sent in a note to clients by Michael Olson, a copy of which was obtained and published by Philip Elmer-DeWitt on his blog, Apple 3.0.

Of the 8,500 respondents, 82 percent said they carry an iPhone. These results are the highest the iPhone has ever scored on the survey, according to Piper Jaffray’s Michael Olson.

The Apple Watch scored highest among the smartwatches worn by teens. Some 16 percent have an Apple Watch while 23 percent said they plan to get one.

Of course, every blog post by Elmer-Dewitt ends with a “My take” paragraph that provides a useful perspective.

“Piper Jaffray’s semi-annual Taking Stock with Teens survey tends to draw from well-heeled school districts and may not reflect the U.S. population as a whole,” he wrote. “But still.”

Source: Apple 3.0