Kids Want iPads This Holiday Season, But Do Brats Deserve Tablets?
Nielsen poll says Apple devices are the year's must have items. Nintendo 3DS not too far behind.
When we were kids, our parents left Transformers and Thundercats under the tree. You know, things hardworking Americans could afford.
Now children want $500 iPads, unless they get wind of 3G. Then it's the $800 model.
This news comes from Nielsen's holiday 2011 poll that says the iPad is the most desired device among kids 6-12. Seriously? Six years old? What happened to Elmo?
Not only that, but interest in purchasing an iPad has risen 44 percent the last six months, with iPod Touch close behind with 30 percent. That's especially interesting, because we were unsure how many of those Apple sells against the iPhone.
As for Nintendo, 25 percent of those polled intend to buy a 3DS. Not bad.
All that aside, what's up with kids and "intending to buy"? Where does a six year old get $500?
Grandpa, that's who.
Here's a poll for the "older" crowd.