A third or more of U.S. kids between 6 and 12 would very much like to have an Apple device this holiday season.
Former Internet analyst Mary Meeker has produced another of her "state of the Internet presentations," as venture capitalists (and avid blogger) Fred Wilson called it. Meeker is a VC too now, at the blue-chip Silicon Valley firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Buyers.
The presentation that Fred notes can be viewed on SlideShare and is 88 slides long. It covers a lot of ground. But the slide above is particularly interesting, heading into the the crunch period of the holiday shopping season. You know, the time of wish lists children write and, in some cases, mail to rotund, bearded figure of legend who lives in the northernmost reaches of the planet with a band of industrious elves and a group of reindeer capable of impressive aerial feats.
Meeker notes that American kids between 6 and 12 want iPads and iPad Minis in impressive numbers. They want iPod Touches and iPhones in nearly equally impressive numbers.
You have to credit Nintendo for managing to crack the top five — and to occupy the number two spot — with it's new Wii U system.
Bottom line: No fewer than a third of U.S. kids want to obtain an Apple device other than a laptop in the next six months. Early adopters, indeed.