You would be hard pressed to find anything that is more fun that filling out a holiday shopping wish list. The feeling of pulling out a piece of paper and writing down all the most desirable gadgets and toys with hopes of unwrapping a few of them puts a smile on your face. Unfortunately for those that need to shop of the items on the list, stuffed animals like Furbies have been replaced by more complicated items like smartphones and tablets.
This change in thinking has affected people of all ages. While any adult would love the latest iPhone of Surface Tablet, a new survey from Nielsen found that kids as young as six have the devices on top of their lists.
Not surprisingly, Apple devices are at the top of every child's wish list. According to the survey, in the six to 12-year-old range, the iPad appears on the top 48 percent of lists. The iPod Touch, iPad Mini and iPhone also show up in the top five. The lone, non-Apple product is the latest gaming console from Nintendo, the Wii U.
When you change the age bracket to 13 and up, the iPad stays at the top. The rest of the top five does change slightly as non-Apple tablets and computers have spots on the most desired lists.
Even though the wish lists of children do not impact the decision-making processes of many businesses, it does show an interesting trend – mobile devices are popular with an increasingly younger generation.
It is also safe to assume that the desire to use mobile devices is not just limited to the young ones. Adults like them too, which means more companies will need to manage the devices in some way. IT consulting firms can ensure any company successfully adopts a mobile strategy.
It is also safe to assume that the desire to use mobile devices is not just limited to the young ones. Adults like them too, which means more companies will need to manage the devices in some way.