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iPhone 7 tops holiday wishlist

According to a new survey, the iPhone ranks as the most wanted gift of 2016.

The iPhone is the most wanted gift this year according to a survey conducted by investment firm Piper Jaffray.

The phone was criticized for its lack of changes from the iPhone 6S, but was still popular at launch. And some models sold out almost immediately. The popularity of the device continues, and as the survey suggests, it could see a boost in sales during the holidays.

Piper Jaffray's survey showed that 7.2 percent of respondents ranked the iPhone as their most wanted gift. Other hot tech products at the top of the list were Apple's MacBook (2.1 percent), the Xbox (1.4 percent), and the broad category of "Smartwatch" (0.9 percent), but none of these came close to the amount of mentions the iPhone got.

Piper Jaffray has conducted this survey annually for the past few years, and this isn't the first time the iPhone ranked high. Last year the phone took first place with 5.2 percent of responses, meaning that 2 percent more people listed the iPhone this year.

The combined iPhone and Macbook responses spells out good news for Apple. The survey cites teens as the group predominately requesting the Apple products. This seems to be a trend among younger consumers, as a Piper Jaffray survey from last month found that the majority of teens expected their next phone to be an iPhone. So if you have any teens on your shopping list, you now know what to get them.

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