Saturday, July 21, 2012

iPad Mini Release May Affect Google Nexus 7 Sales

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The iPadmini of Apple is expected to be released into the market within the year with a price tag of around $300. The smaller version of the iPad will reportedly have a height of around eight inches and may be a threat to the Google Nexus 7 tablet.

The sales of the Google Nexus 7 tablet were solid from the moment it was released into the market. This gives indications of a strong demand for smaller-sized tablets and with the reported release of the iPad mini, it appears that Apple may be set in maintaining its dominance in the market.

The recent reports that indicated that the iPad mini may be priced at around $300, will make it more expensive compared to the Google Nexus 7 tablet. This price difference may reduce the threat that the iPad mini will have on the recently-released Google tablet.

However Gene Munster, an analyst from Piper Jaffray, revealed that the reasonable price tag and smaller screen display of the iPad mini will allow it to deal with the benefits of using an Android-powered tablet. Munster indicated that the market share of Apple will be maintained if not increased in the next few years.

But it may also be possible for consumers to opt for an Android-powered tablet instead of the iPad mini, particularly with its cheaper price tag and the Android OS. The cheapest model of the iPad has a price tag of around $399.

It should also be taken into consideration that the Google Nexus 7 tablet reportedly offers a tablet experience similar to the iPad. It is also the first device to come with the latest version of the Android OS as well as the Google Now platform, which is the virtual assistant feature of Google that is reportedly better compared to Siri.

However it remains uncertain if the iPad mini will have an effect on the sales of the Google Nexus 7 tablet until the smaller version of the iPad is released into the market by Apple. 

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