The iPod Touch Is This Generation's Tamagotchi

All these wonderful things we're learning today, from data! First, we find out that Android is a guy thing. Now, we discover that the iPod Touch shares more demographics with glittering vampires than smartphones. iPod Touch: Kid stuff.

The age distribution makes a lot of sense, especially with the direct available comparison of the iPhone: the iPod Touch is a good gift, a plausible purchase and a good investment for a young person right now. An iPhone with a $US70-a-month minimum contract is a tougher sell, either to parents, or to kids mostly supported by their parents.

And these kids don't just buy different gadgets than adults - they use them differently, too. For example, they looooove apps:

But they're stingy little bastard, these kids:

Buying an app can be tough without a credit card, so again, this isn't shocking. But it does poke a little hole in the idea of the iPod Touch as a massive moneymaker for Apple. Hardware sales are tremendous and highly profitable, sure, but once the devices are in users' soft little baby hands, they don't keep raking it in like the iPhone does. [AdMob]

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