Perhaps you’re sitting in a high school classroom or college lecture hall right now. If you look around the classroom, chances are that nearly half of the people in the room are using an iPhone. In fact, you might even be browsing the mobile web on your iPhone right now. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster is out with new survey based on 7,700 teenagers that shows that 40% of respondents use an iPhone.
We believe it is a positive sign for the power of the iPhone among younger users that Apple was able to expand its market share with teens despite no new product launches between our Spring and Fall 2012 surveys.
iPhone usage among teenagers has been on the increase, with much of the growth coming at the hands of users switching from BlackBerry devices. iOS and Android adoption overall has skyrocketed, while HTC, Nokia and RIM have faded into virtual nonexistence. With the release of the iPhone 5, it is likely that even more teenagers will be making the switch to the Apple smartphone. If you are a teenager, do you have an iPhone?