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.