Kids Don't Want Toys For Christmas, They Want iPhones, iPads & Kinect

Video games like LEGO Harry Potter and fancy new controllers—Kinect and PlayStation Move—are among the most wished-for items this holiday, according to a new survey. But it's Apple's iOS-based devices that kids are demanding most.

According to battery maker Duracell's survey, the Duracell Toy Report, the most wanted "toy" that kids aged five to 16 are hoping for is the iPhone 4. That's closely followed by the iPod touch and iPad. The lust for those Apple gadgets tends to skew older—7% of five to eight-year-olds are hoping for iDevices this holiday, compared to 66% of 13 to 16-year-olds surveyed.

Kinect for the Xbox 360 secured fourth place with PlayStation Move slightly less hot at eighth place, according to Duracell. Fortunately for the battery maker, its myGrid charging pad just happens to support iPhones and iPod touches.

Here's the breakdown of Duracell's survey, which polled more than 2,000 children and parents.

1. iPhone 4 (14%)
2. iPod touch (13%)
3. iPad (12%)
4. Kinect for Xbox (6%)
5. Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters / Kung Zhu Hamsters (5%)
6. Flip Video Camera (4%)
7. Toy Story 3 Jet Pack Buzz Lightyear (4%)
8. PlayStation Move (4%)
9. LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 Video Game (3%)
10. Barbie Video Girl (3%)

Children want gadgets not toys for Christmas [Telegraph]