The iPhone has long remained the most popular smartphone among teens in the United States. This fact is again reinstated if one goes by the results of the latest survey conducted by investment firm Piper Jaffray.
A total of 6,000 teens were surveyed, with a male to female ratio of 55:45 and an average age of 16.4. The results point to 82 percent teens already owning an iPhone, up 4 percent from the last time such a poll was conducted in 2017. 84 percent teens also expect the iPhone to be their next smartphone — a modest 2 percent increase from last year.
iPhones popularity has continued to surge among teens in the United States. When the first such poll was conducted in spring 2014, around 60 percent teens owned an iPhone and around 68 percent expected the iPhone to be their phone as well. Now, four years year, those numbers have increased dramatically and the iPhone dominates the wishlist of a majority of U.S. teenagers.
The Apple Watch is also slowly becoming more popular among teenagers. 12 percent of teenagers in the high-income category said they preferred the Apple Watch over a watch from any other brand. This is up from 7 percent just six months ago. 20 percent of the surveyed teens also said that they are planning on buying an Apple Watch in the next six months.
Apple is expected to unveil three new iPhones later this year along with a redesigned Apple Watch. Of the three new iPhones, one will be a cheaper 6.1-inch LCD variant featuring a notch display design and Face ID. This new iPhone should further help in increasing the interest of teens in iPhones. As for the Apple Watch, it has already been posting steady growth with consumer interest in it increasing with every passing week. With an allegedly major design revamp scheduled for later this year, the Apple Watch should see an even bigger growth in its sales towards the end of this year.