61% of Teens Own an iPhone – 17% Would be Interested in an iWatch

61% of Teens Own an iPhone – 17% Would be Interested in an iWatch

The iPhone continues to be popular with teenagers in the United States, says Piper Jaffray’s latest semiannual teen survey.¬†[PDF] 7,500 teens were asked about their device preference, and 61% of teens now own an iPhone, compared to 55% in October 2013, and 40% in the fall of 2012.

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MacRumors reports analyst Gene (No Relation to Herman) Munster’s survey says 67% expect their next smartphone to be an iPhone, up slightly from October.

Tablet ownership questions showed 60% of teens reporting owning one, and 66% of those own an iPad, (55% full-sized, 11% mini),¬†down slightly from 68% in the previous survey. 18% of teens that don’t own a tablet plan to get one in the next six months, of that group 66% expect the tablet to be an iPad.

The survey also looked at teen interest in an Apple smartwatch. Of the 7,500 teens surveyed, only 6% currently own a smartwatch, and 17% of the teens would buy an iWatch if it were priced at $350 or less.