Piper Jaffey’s Gene Munster has been surveying kids for a number of years on their electronics usage. This spring, he polled 5,600 students, half male, half female. A surprising 34% of High School respondents told him that they had an iPhone and 40% said they planned on getting one in the next 6 months:
I say surprising because just today, comScore released their own Mobile phone breakdown and only 13.5% of 13+ year old phone owners owned Apple phones:
Included in that 13.5% are supposedly those 34% of high school kids, meaning the adult population would have to be even lower than 13.5% – which means that if the numbers are right, high school kids are three times as likely to own an iPhone as their parents.
Now, I don’t want to say the numbers are bogus, but I can’t remember filling out one survey seriously in my high school days.