83% of US teens own an iPhone, 86% expect next phone to be an iPhone

Piper Jaffray (via MacRumors):

Apple’s share of smartphone ownership was up slightly in the Piper Jaffray Taking StockWith Teens survey. Of ~8,000 respondents, 83% have an iPhone, the highest percentagewe have seen in our survey. The iPhone may have room to move higher, however, with 86% of teens anticipating their next phone to be an iPhone, tied for the highest ever in our survey.

Remarkably, according to Statista, overall US smartphone usage (not just teens), shows Android 54.2% vs iOS 44.8%.

So are teens the canary in the coal mine here, showing a future iOS adoption wave as teens grow up?

Certainly, the worldwide picture is very different. It’d be interesting to see a similar teen survey broken down by worldwide regions.