Teens just wanna have–wireless & iPods

Funny post from Mitch Ratcliffe saying his friend at Apple is hearing that iPods enable college kids with similar music tastes to hook up(and we mean hook up).
How’s that fit with the eMarketer story saying a declining number of teens between the ages of 13 and 17 want a mobile phone as a gift is so that they can stay in touch with family and friends?
Maybe more of them now want iPods?