IPhone, iPad beat game consoles as teens’ preferred gift, survey says

A recent survey found the iPhone is the top gift requested by teens this holiday shopping season.
(Alan Diaz / Associated Press)

Not sure what gift to get your teens these holidays? A new survey says the iPhone is the most popular choice.

Nearly 90% of teens said they want an electronic gift this year, and the most popular electronic choice is the iPhone, according to a survey conducted by, an online cash-back shopping and coupons website.

Nearly one-third of all teens surveyed said they want an iPhone this year, and 24% said they want an Apple iPad. The third-most popular gift was the PlayStation 4, with 20% of teens saying they want the new Sony video game console. Meanwhile, 13% of teens said they want a Microsoft Xbox One.

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Samsung also made the list, with 12% of teens saying they would like a smartphone made by the South Korean tech company. An additional 4% said they want the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

Among the top choices by gender, 41% of teen girls said they want an iPhone and 28% of boys said they want the PlayStation 4.

The survey was conducted during October and polled 500 teens ages 12 to 17.



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