According to new data released today by investment firm Piper Sandler in its biannual teen survey, Apple devices and services remain the most popular options among teenagers in the United States.
According to the findings, 87% of teenagers polled own an iPhone, and 88% expect an iPhone to be their next phone. iPhone ownership among teenagers has more than doubled in the last decade. For example, in 2012, 40% of American teenagers owned an iPhone.
According to Piper Sandler, high iPhone usage among teenagers bodes well for Apple’s service products as well as continued product cycle refreshes.
“We believe the elevated penetration and intention are important given the mature premium smartphone market. Additionally, these trends are encouraging as the company continues to introduce new iPhones, which could provide a significant product cycle refresh. We think these positive trends can also be a catalyst for further services growth as well, as the install base for Apple hardware continues to grow,” he said.
The Apple Watch is less popular, with only 31% of teenagers owning Apple’s wrist-worn device, but it is by far the most popular smartwatch among teenagers. Only 5.8% of teens own a smartwatch that isn’t an Apple Watch, despite the fact that 36.8% own a smartwatch.
Piper Sandler has been hosting teen polls for over a decade. For the most recent release, 14,500 teens from 47 states were polled, with an average age of 15.8.