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New Survey Finds 86 Percent of U.S. Teens Plan to Purchase iPhone as Next Smartphone

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The iPhone is still a hit with the kids if a new survey’s findings are to be believed.

According to a new survey titled “Taking Stock With Teens” with investment bank Piper Jaffray, a record number of teens in the U.S. are using an iPhone as their primary smartphone. The survey shows that 83 percent of teens surveyed, as of spring 2019, use an iPhone as their primary device. There were 8,000 teenagers surveyed in this latest report, with a turnout of 54 percent male and 46 percent female.

The average age of the teenagers surveyed comes in at just a scant 16.3 years old. The survey also broke up its survey into two groups: “upper-income” households with an annual income of $100,000 USD per year, and “average income” with an annual income of $55,000 per year.

Additionally, a whopping 86 percent of the survey respondents said that they plan on owning an iPhone for their next device. MacRumors noted that in the spring of 2016, the number of the respondent who said the same came in at 75 percent.



The investment bank also found that 27 percent of U.S. teens own a smartwatch of some kind, while 22 percent said they plan to purchase an Apple Watch within the next six months. Last year, the percentage of teens who said they planned the same came in at 20 percent.

The survey also noted that Netflix is the most popular source of video content for U.S. teens, coming in at 38 percent and beating out YouTube’s 33 percent. Cable TV came in at third with 16 percent, followed by Hulu with 5 percent.

Meanwhile, the survey found that Snapchat reigns supreme in the realm of top social media platforms for teens, favoured by 46 percent of respondents over Instagram at 32 percent. Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest didn’t fare nearly as well, coming in at a scant 6, 5, and 1 percent, respectively.

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