44% of Kids Want an iPad, 30% an iPod, 27% an iPhone: Welcome to the iHolidays

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

Apple is the consumer electronics brand to beat this holiday.

A recent Nielsen survey shows kids’ holiday appetites are whet by Apple's sleek and trendy devices. Similar to 2010—but with even more lust—North American kids are demanding iOS devices. 44% of kids ages 6 to 12 want an iPad for Christmas; 30% of them want an iPod Touch; and 27% want an iPhone 4 (yes, 6 to 12 year-olds want smartphones now). 31% of kids wanted an iPad last year, showing strengthened demand for the revolutionary mobile device.

24% of teens want an iPad, up from 18%, again evidence of increased demand and the growing popularity of tablets. This is the first year in which tablets have eclipsed computers as the most-wanted item.

Other popular devices are the Nintendo 3DS and Kinect for kids, and ereaders for teens.

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more



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