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Posted November 23, 2012 by Ayat in Hardware
 
 

Kids Prefer iOS Devices Over Consoles

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As Christmas draws nearer and nearer, we worry more and more about what to get our special little ones. If young Jimmy likes to go with the crowd, there is a high probability that an iOS device on Christmas morning will a brush a smile on his precious face.

A survey was carried out by Nielsen in which they asked 6 to 12-year-olds and teenagers if they wanted to have the gadget asked about in the next 6 months. The iPad  was most demanded in the 6-12 range, with 48% of those asked answering  they’d like to have one. The next most popular device was Nintendo’s newest home console, the Wii U, which 39% of kids in the survey wanted. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th positions were all filled by iOS devices, i.e. the iPod Touch, iPad Mini and iPhone. 36% would have liked an iPod Touch or iPad Mini while 33% fancied having an iPhone. Only a quarter of those asked took an interest in having a PS3 or an Xbox 360.

Kids over the age of 13 had their choice of gadgets made more evenly and fairly apportioned. The iPad again came on top with 21% saying they wanted one. But, teenagers showed interest in other tablets and computers more moderately and with less regards for the brand involved than the children aged lower.


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