» Piper Jaffray says teens love Apple!

I’m sure that’s true to some extent, but let’s consider the fine print.

The following companies have been investment banking clients of Piper Jaffray during the past 12 months: Miller Regan: BAGL, DFRG, IRG, SBUX ; Wissink: KORS, TLYS; Naughton: BDE, NGVC; Tamminga: EXPR, GMAN, RH, ULTA; Munster: AAPL

(Emphasis mine.)

Imagine the reaction in the Apple web community if this were a survey showing teens love Samsung and Samsung were a client of the firm conducting the survey. Well, you don’t really have to imagine it since we go off on that stuff almost hourly.