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The Most Desired Item This Christmas By Kids? Apple Gadgets

The holiday shopping season can usually also be referred to as the time of year the kids make huge lists of what they want, filled with all sorts of toys. Back in my day it was almost always G.I. Joe, Star Wars and Transformers, but now it seems today’s kids have some very different ideas about what their parents should be buying them to put under the tree.

According to the latest Duracell Toy Report, this year’s responses took one of the most dramatic turns into the world of technology that it has ever seen.  Here are this year’s top 10 most requested items by kids.

iPad Christmas

  1. iPhone 4 (14%)
  2. iPod touch (13%)
  3. iPad (12%)
  4. Kinect for Xbox (6%)
  5. Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters / Kung Zhu Hamsters (5%)
  6. Flip Video Camera (4%)
  7. Toy Story 3 Jet Pack Buzz Lightyear (4%)
  8. PlayStation Move (4%)
  9. LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 Video Game (3%)
  10. Barbie Video Girl (3%)

The study has 2,138 respondents, and of that total number, 39 percent requested an Apple product as their most desired gift.  Where it gets really interesting is when you start breaking it down by age.

  • Five to eight-year-olds: 17 percent wanted an Apple product
  • Nine to 12-year-olds: 50 percent wanted an Apple product
  • 13 to 16-year-olds: 66 percent wanted an Apple product

What gets me is the prices of of the items kids are asking for.  Even if you had added up everything I asked for as a kid at Christmas time and all of it combined wouldn’t have added up to as much as just one of these iOS devices.  (yes, yes, inflation, blah blah blah)

However you slice this list, it’s going to be a good quarter for Apple.  And also very interesting to see the Kinect came in at fourth place to the Move coming in at eighth.  yes, it’s only a difference of two percent, but still intriguing to see.

What say you?  Are things just getting crazy with the popularity of Apple products?

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...