Apple Watch buyers: what's your age?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Lucamegh, Mar 22, 2015.


What's your age?

  1. 6 - 10

    4 vote(s)
  2. 11 - 15

    4 vote(s)
  3. 16 - 20

    47 vote(s)
  4. 21 - 25

    77 vote(s)
  5. 26 - 30

    91 vote(s)
  6. 31 - 35

    62 vote(s)
  7. 36 - 40

    58 vote(s)
  8. 41 - 45

    32 vote(s)
  9. 45 - 50

    27 vote(s)
  10. 51 - 55

    16 vote(s)
  11. 56 - 59

    12 vote(s)
  12. 60+

    20 vote(s)
  1. Lucamegh macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2010
    Let's find out the average Apple Watch buyer age!
  2. ninethirty macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2006
  3. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    Good thread.

    I'm currently 15 but I voted 16 because it launches 2 days before I turn 16. Close enough right?
  4. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
  5. Presonance macrumors regular


    Aug 31, 2010
    26-30 :) keep in mind this skews to the Macrumors Forums audience, not necessarily representative of Apple Watch buyers overall. In any case an interesting thread.
  6. 2macORnot2mac macrumors regular


    May 14, 2010
    As old as my tounge, but slightly order than my teeth.
  7. mojolicious macrumors 68000


    Mar 18, 2014
    Sarf London
    I believe that this poll should only be open to those who can provide both a birth certificate and proof of purchase.
  8. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    What about a certificate of sanity ? :D
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    We need one from non-buyers such as yourself as well ;)
  10. AreYouIn? macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2009
    26. This graph is making a pretty neat curve so far.
  11. Vundu macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    The average age on this forum seems to get younger each new device.

    38 here.
  12. Cayden macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2014
    Is there a demographic for the users of Macrumors in general to see if the target audience of the site is the same as the target audience for the watch?
  13. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2009
    Wichita, KS
    Thanks for the poll, this will be an interesting one to watch.

    So far the curve here makes a lot of sense. We're looking at older/mid Gen-Yers who grew up through the tech boom of the 90's, the dot com bust of the early 00s, and had the iPhone released around the time many were graduating with a Bachelor's degree. The 26-30 and 31-35 demographics were the first to grow up with personal computers in their homes, and most potential buyers with an undergraduate degree probably have enough disposable income to justify the purchase if it interests them.

    I remember buying an iPhone 3G my first year out of college and friends/family kind of treating it like it was "just a geek thing" I was doing. Now they all own smartphones. I wonder if the current smartwatch trend will follow the same curve. It's a geeky thing now, but give it another 3 years and I suspect the proliferation will be much greater.

    And as others have stated - the poll is likely skewed based on MacRumors demographics. I'd also be interested in cross checking this with gender, but I have a feeling it would also be skewed by MacRumors readership (I'd guess that MacRumors forum members are something in the range of 80-90%+ male
  14. FlatCable macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2015
    Nice Gaussian distribution.

    Looks like Apple has targeted my demographic :)
  15. jbizzybeetle, Mar 22, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2015

    jbizzybeetle macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2015
    Age Apple watch buyers

    You still have teeth?
    60, with most of my teeth. ;)
    + female with daughter who typed first book report on home computer in 4th grade, 1984. (PC Jr.! All we could afford. )
    Milanese all the way 42 mm SS because 184 wrist measure, and I think the SS will appear smaller on the wrist due to mirror/reflective qualities.
  16. greytmom, Mar 22, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2015

    greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    50, and only one cavity.

    Alrighty, after seeing a few responses wishing for more info:

    Female, stainless steel with Milanese. And maybe modern classic in black. And green sport. And if they ever do a red leather, I'm in.
  17. bunnicula macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2008
    47 with a 24yo son who thinks he's gonna buy one, too. He's my partner in early adoption geekery this time around. He and I also bought the 1st gen iPhone together in 2007. Last time it was iPad in 2010 and my husband was my partner in crime. He's 34, btw. I suspect the husband will get the Apple Watch, but I am thinking it'll be my anniversary gift to him. Convenient that it comes out near our anniversary, no?


    p.s. my middle kid is 17 and has no real interest in watches, yet says he finds this one interesting and my 14yo is bummed that the rose gold one is so expensive because it's the only one that caught her eye, so I dunno that she'll get one unless they tint some aluminum ones someday. ;)

    *all kids in this household can afford to buy their own, if they want. I make them save at least half their money so they can afford stuff like this.
  18. NeutralGeek macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2015
    Lmao. Tru dat.
  19. bunnicula macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2008
    Probably. When I bought the first gen iPhone, people thought it was some strange novelty. I knew about 5 or 6 people (personally) who even had one that first 6 months or so. And one of those was my son and he lived in my house. LOL.

    After the 3G came out, I knew a few dozen. The 3GS and the market started to saturate further.

    When we bought our first gen iPad, we stood in a VERY short line to pick one up. I think we were done in less than 30 minutes with the whole transaction.

    I didn't know anyone who had one but us.

    Now, I don't know too many people who don't have an iPad or some other tablet.

    It'll be interesting to see what happens with the Apple Watch.

    Side note: I think it's kind of funny when people come here (I started to notice it a lot more circa 2011/2012 with the 4S and 5) and talk about showing off their phones and being seen with iPhones. Maybe I'm just an oddball, but it never would cross my mind that anyone would see me with an iPhone and think one thing or another. I actually became annoyed at constantly handing people the first couple that I owned. I mean, it was fun with the original because people were interested in the tech and all, but by the 3GS, I was more like "damn, buy your own... they're subsidized now."

    I dunno... I can honestly say that "what someone thinks of what I'm carrying" is nowhere on my list of "things to consider when purchasing tech gear" because I just DGAF what other people think of what I use.

    If they want a right to an opinion that I'll listen to, they need to be funding my purchases. ;)
  20. Esexx macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2015

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