Kids Want iPhones and iPads for Christmas
Jim LiebeltJim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
- 2010 Nov 03
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.