In a recent survey, a whopping 40 percent of teens said they owned an iPhone.
In spring of 2011, “only” 17 percent of teens said they owned one. Six months ago, that figure had climbed to 23 percent, according to this story in the Los Angeles Times.
Something to think about from the report:
Before you get all self-righteous about how spoiled kids are today, consider that the report does not get into what generation iPhone teens are most likely to have — and that makes a big difference price-wise.
Now that the iPhone 5 has come out, you can find an iPhone 4S for about $100 and some deals offer an iPhone 4 for free.
There’s also a good chance that many of these teenagers are carrying around Mom and Dad’s old iPhone hand-me-down. Passing along a working but outdated iPhone to a teenager is the perfect justification for a parent to go out and get a new phone.