High school teens say they’ll shell out $500 for Apple iPhone

Apple Store“Apple Inc. continues to enjoy strong interest from high school students in both its iPod and new iPhone, according to results from a recent Piper Jaffray survey,” The Associated Press reports.

“The study, which surveyed buying patterns and brand preferences of about 500 teenagers nationwide, showed market share for the iPod rose to 82 percent in spring 2007 from 79 percent in fall 2006,” AP reports.

AP reports, “The study also showed that 84 percent of students surveyed had heard of the iPhone, a wireless Internet device and cell phone. Furthermore, 25 percent said they would shell out $500 to buy the device, which is set for release in the U.S. in June.”

Full article here.

AppleInsider has more details and survey results here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son,” “Dion,” and “Investor” for the heads up.]

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  1. High School kids have enormous “disposible income” since many already have room and board paid for and a fund for college, basically all their money and income is disposible.

    Those that can scrape up the change for it I can definitely see going for something like this.. huge status symbol.. very few things have the cachet as an expensive phone.

  2. So far the iPhone looks awesome! The proof will be in the pudding! I have no doubt in Apples quality; I am more worried about AT&T. I had Ameritech, Cingular and AT&T in the past and had horrible customer service, constant call quality issues and just hell all around. I am generally an early adopter on everything Apple but I may wait a few weeks to see how the crow flies!

    I love Apple Products but I need my phone to work as expected, it’s a large part of my business…

    By the way Steve Ballmer you’re an idiot!

  3. Umm, more like I will shell out 500 for the iPhone. You think my children actually do anything worth while. I have to spoil them and give them everything they want so that they are are “popular”. Do you really think a 16 year old should be driving a BMW, I do. Do you know how cool my son/daughter is compared to me when I was his age? Sure, I am up to my eyeballs in debt so that my son/daughter can be coon and popular, but that doesn’t matter since my son/daughter is cool and popular.

  4. I am buying two right out-of-the-gate. One for my wife and the other for myself. Hey, we’re Yuppie DINKS (Double Income No Kids). Why the h3ll wouldn’t we?! Besides, I have been using Apple computers since ’86 and have almost always been an early adapter; this is the one occasion, I think, where early adopters will outpace the stragglers.

    This is a very exciting time to be a Mac Zealot!

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