It's over, iPhone. Pack it up. Throw in the towel. You're history.
Well, to hear teens talk, that's the story, at least according to Forbes:
"Teens are telling us Apple is done," says Tina Wells of the youth marketing agency Buzz Marketing Group. "Apple has done a great job of embracing Gen X and older [Millennials], but I don’t think they are connecting with Millennial kids. [They’re] all about Surface tablets/laptops and Galaxy."The problem seems to be that parents are getting the newer iPhones and iPads, while giving the kids the older models. So, kids want the Samsung Galaxy S III phone or the Microsoft Surface tablet. That doesn't mean they're getting one of those, just that's what the kids want. On the other hand, Apple has cut orders for iPhone 5 parts.
If you never joined the iPhone brigade, it's too late now, if you want to be seen as one of the cool kids.
Because I always make my several-hundred-dollar purchases based on what some 14-year-old thinks.