Survey: Teens Love iPhones, Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones

Paul Lilly

Piper Jaffray thinks it has teens figured out.

According to the results of Piper Jaffray's 25th bi-annual teen survey, Android is growing in popularity among today's teens, but the iPhone is still the most sought after smartphone. Almost half of those surveyed -- 48 percent -- already own an iPhone, up from 40 percent last fall, while nearly two-thirds -- 62 percent -- plan on purchasing an iPhone the next time they buy a handset.

That latter stat is virtually unchanged from Fall 2012, as is the inclination to buy Android, which jumped a percentage point to 23 percent in the latest survey.

Teens are just as infatuated with iOS in the tablet category. Out of the 51 percent who own a tablet, 68 percent wield an iPad, though that's down from 72 percent. Some 17 percent plan on buying a tablet in the next 6 months, and out of those, 68 percent say they'll either get a full size iPad or iPad mini.

The survey didn't just focus on mobile devices, but on a number of categories, including fashion, video games, social media, and more. It even looked at headphones and found that Beats by Dr. Dre is the most popular brand among teens, followed by Apple and then Skullcandy as the top three.

Check out the full survey (PDF) and let us know what you think.

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