FORTUNE -- Nielsen released the results of its annual "iHoliday" survey of U.S. children's Christmas wish lists Tuesday, and once again Apple (AAPL) dominated four of the five top spots (see Nielsen graphic below).
What interested us was that despite increased competition in both the tablet and smartphone markets, the kids' attraction to the Apple brand has increased steadily over the past three years. As the chart above shows, they'll settle for another company's product, but what they really want is an iPad (48%), iPad mini (36%), iPhone (33%) or iPod touch (36%).
(To represent their continued interest in dedicated game machine market, we've tossed the Sony Playstation 3 into the chart.)
Below: Nielsen's graphic for 2012. The company also surveyed consumers 13 and older.
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The iPod touch (30%) and iPhone (27%) came in second and third in the 2011 wish list
Apple's (AAPL) iPad topped a new Nielsen survey of the most desired electronics products among young Americans this holiday season.
Among kids 6-12, Apple scored a hat trick, with the iPad (44%) first, the iPod touch (30%) second and the iPhone (27%) third.
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