1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Numerous people have wondered how old should a person be before using a smartphone? Should they at least be teenagers, college kids, career oriented professionals or just smart enough to use one, regardless of age? What say you?
    03-21-2014 09:10 PM
  2. pr1nce's Avatar
    I think it depends on the person. I bought my daughter her iPhone when she was 13.
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    03-21-2014 09:14 PM
  3. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    I personally think the maturity level means more than the age itself...I know 12 year olds that deserve to have something nice like an iPhone and 30 year olds that are so immature, they don't deserve to exist in society.
    03-21-2014 09:19 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    With no wired phone in our house my daughter will probably get a cell phone as soon as she wants to start staying home after school rather than daycare. And that's coming up soon since she's already in fifth grade. But whether that cell phone is a smart phone is a different story. She'll just need one to let us know she got home safely and for an emergency. It might be a prepaid flip phone. I trust her and she's actually a really responsible kid, but she has an iPad for around the house and doesn't need to take a cell phone with her wherever she goes.
    03-21-2014 10:41 PM
  5. iHackPro's Avatar
    Depends on the maturity level of the kid. I know some 8 year olds with iPhone's (no joke, my little sister's friend came over the other day with an iPhone 5) that behave better than 35 year olds with iPhone's.
    03-21-2014 11:03 PM
  6. nikkisharif's Avatar
    It definitely depends on maturity. My boys got theirs when they were 14 & 13 (now 18 & 16) and my daughter got hers at 12 (now 14).
    03-21-2014 11:40 PM
  7. Speedygi's Avatar
    It depends on the parents plain and simple...but one has to exhibit common sense in that they wouldn't allow a child who can barely take care of her things to have an expensive device, it isn't wise.
    03-22-2014 12:38 AM
  8. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    I was 13 when I got my first iPhone. I think that is about the right age to get one.
    03-22-2014 09:40 AM
  9. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I think someone in here used the word Mature at least I shortened it to that, If they can show maturity and the ability to use it the right way, Than they have earned the right to have a Smartphone.
    I had to throw this in...It DOES amaze me though now how young the mean age of the person be it teens or not who are getting iPhones - Proof is in these posts with your own admissions on your kids and it continues that way. This means nothing, #Just Sayin.
    03-22-2014 10:00 AM

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