Kids Want iPhones and iPads for Christmas

Jim Liebelt | Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University | Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Kids Want iPhones and iPads for Christmas

Santa might as well make his elves redundant: kids would rather Steve Jobs fill their stockings with expensive Apple gear.

The iPhone 4, iPod touch and iPad were the three most wanted gifts among children aged 5 to 16, according to the Duracell Toy Report, the Telegraph reports. Nearly four in ten children questioned wanted something from the Apple cave of wonders this year.

Boys and girls both wanted high-tech presents, showing the love of gadgets was definitely not a male preserve, especially among the young.

As children get older, Apple stuff becomes more attractive, with 17 per cent of 5- to 8-year-olds, 50 per cent of 9- to 12-year-olds and 66 per cent of 13- to 16-year-olds putting Cupertino's baubles at the top of their Santa wishlists.

In fact, technology-related items were eight of the top 10 toys for Christmas. Kinect for Xbox took fourth place and the Flip Video Camera took sixth, with the PlayStation Move, Lego Harry Potter video game and Barbie Video Girl taking eighth, ninth and tenth place respectively. Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters and the evergreen Buzz Lightyear filled out the list at fifth and seventh.

Source: CNET