IPad Market Share Bested by Nexus 7 in Japan
January 17, 2013 11:54 AM
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Japan's largest business daily Nikkei said that the Nexus 7 is taking over mainly because of price
Apple's iPad is notorious for being king of the tablets, but in Japan, this may no longer be the case.
Market research firm BCN conducted a survey in Japan last December to see what the tablet market share was looking like. Out of 2,400 consumer electronics stores in Japan, the iPad had 40.1 percent of the market while
Google's Nexus 7
claimed 44.4 percent.
Japan's largest business daily
said that the Nexus 7 is taking over mainly because of price. The Nexus 7 costs $199 USD while the cheapest iPad --
the iPad mini
-- is $329 USD. Both the Nexus 7 and iPad mini are 7-inch tablets.
However, the report did note that some stores in Japan have run out of the iPad mini, which may have affected the results a bit.
The iPad mini features a 7.85-inch display, 1024x768 resolution, Dual-core A5 processor, Lightning connector, 5 MP rear-facing camera, 1.2 MP front-facing camera, 720p HD video, 16GB/32GB/64GB storage options, 10-hour battery life, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) and 4G LTE availability. The iPad mini starts at $329 for the 16GB version, $429 for the 32GB, and $529 for the 64GB.
Google's Nexus 7 is a tablet made by ASUS. It runs the latest version of the Android operating system, 4.1 Jelly Bean, and packs various features like a 7-inch IPS display with a 1280x800 resolution, a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, a 1.2 MP front-facing camera, NFC, Bluetooth, 802.11n wireless, GPS and 16GB/32GB versions. The 16GB version
starts at $199
while the 32GB runs $249.99.
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RE: comparing apples to nexus
1/18/2013 5:51:19 PM
What you have to realise is that Apple will continue to dominate no matter what.
Their stuff is desirable and peeps get excited about what they release, they have a cult following because they choose to think different.
Android users can wish upon a star for Apple to fail but it's not happening, they make nice profit on their items sold and they are happy with the money they have which is a huge bank balance.
I notice all Android users can do is drone on about specs most of the time which means you just don't understand why Apple is always in the limelight and highly regarded. so i'll give you MY personal opinion on why i own apple products.
The User experience far exceeds anything else out there. Stuff just works and it works really well. Apple have closed their system up in response to seeing what happened to windows products with regards to being open and vulnerable. I personally love the way there ecosystem works across all devices and to use it is a joy.
Price does not come into it as much if you are getting quality and reliability.
The excitement around Apple Keynotes is testament to how peeps love the products and you look forward to Apple's next surprise gadget.
I dont see any excitement for any other company's products like i do Apple.
It's time to stop always having a go at Apple and start enjoying your Android product if it's so good. Apple should not even be a concern to you if your android products fill your needs.
You will notice that samsung ads are aimed at Apple put downs but Apple's ads are about their products.
Just enjoy what you have and stop trying to make it seem better by putting the other guy down. It's a pointless thing to do.
RE: comparing apples to nexus
1/19/2013 10:22:10 AM
"What you have to realise is that Apple will continue to dominate no matter what.
Their stuff is desirable and peeps get excited about what they release, they have a cult following because they choose to think different."
Thats an odd statment since its this articale that shows they are not dominate and continue to be less dominate.
They will , sooner or later, become what they have always been. A company that makes over priced products for users that are either clueless or think having an Apple product is cool. I go with clueless much like the rest of your silly post.
RE: comparing apples to nexus
1/19/2013 1:19:02 PM
yeah it sounds like he's talking about Apple 2007-2011, not what's going on today. today apples competition has them out maneuvered with better products at less money. That is a combo you can't beat. And as far as the user experience again 2007 to 2011... they had the advantage but not anymore. They have been caught up with and surpassed and now they're eating dust. not to say that they will be financially hurting, but the growth period is over and so is the honeymoon. there going to have to go back to the drawing board and come out with some better products and start competing again, and stay out of the courtroom.
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