iPad mini Asus says Nexus 7 sales are close to 1 million per month

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  1. EbookReader macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2012

    Look like the Ipad Mini will have decent competition from Google.
  2. macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    Is that sales as in a consumer buying it or is sales as in a shop ordering it wholesale?

    Apple devices have always had decent competition for the last few years however Apple products still sell better and make more profit.
  3. EbookReader thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2012
    No idea.

    He used the word "sold" but it could be "sold" to retailers instead of the consumers.

    However, judging from the upward trend (500,000 to 600,000 to 700,000 to close to 1,000,000), it seems they are selling and shipping more.

    Asus reported much higher net profits for last quarter due to tablets.

    Ipad Mini main competitor will be 16GB Nexus 7 at $199 and 16GB Kindle Fire HD at $199. It looks like the tablet market might turn into the PC/Mac market.
  4. monaarts macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2010
    Kennesaw, GA
  5. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    I know the iPad Mini will be a huge hit (Ive ordered two), but I wonder how many people held off on the Nexus 7 specifically to see what Apple comes out with. Especially after the latest storage bump for the Nexus 7 ($199 16GB/$249 32GB) then its hard not to get one as an impulse buy. Im considering it simply because it has a built in GPS and downloadable Google maps.
  6. d123 macrumors 68000


    Oct 19, 2009
    OP omitted to quote the more relevant part to most MacR readers.

  7. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
    Not to nitpick, but it says last month sales were close to 1m. Before that they were in the 500k-700k range.

    That doesn't equate to 1m per month.
  8. EbookReader thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2012
    Apple: 14 million Ipads in Q3
    every else: 11 millions in Q3

    Of this 11 millions, Google Nexus 7 might have around 3 millions.

    Google: 3 millions in Q3
    Apple: 14 millions in Q3

    Apple wins by a large margin but a few months ago, there was no such thing as a Nexus 7. So Google isn't doing that badly.
  9. VFC macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2012
    SE PA.
    That's pretty good considering Apple won't let the biggest retail store chain in the US (Best Buy with > 1,100 stores) sell the Nexus 7.

    Imagine how high the Nexus 7 sales figures would be with Best Buy selling them.
  10. EbookReader thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2012
    This was before the Nexus 7 $50 price drop.

    Now: 16GB Nexus 7 is at $199 (compare to $249 before).

    So expect Google to sell a lot more, especially during the Christmas shopping season. I think Google is very happy with the result so far.
  11. steve dave macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2010
    Uh, the biggest retail chain in the US is Walmart and they sell them.
  12. VFC macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2012
    SE PA.
    People primarily shop at BB for computer/electronics gear. Walmart is not even on my radar screen when I purchase electronics gear; even though the local Walmart is the closest store to me.

    Luckily one of the 18 Micro Center stores in the US is relatively close to me. After I found out about the Apple-Best Buy "conspiracy" against Google, I no longer buy my computer/laptop stuff at Best Buy. I like the Win 8 Lenovo Yoga convertible tablet currently available at BB, but I am waiting for stock to show up at Micro Center.

    BTW - I purchased two N7s at Micro Center.
  13. EbookReader thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2012
    nobody say it is 1m per month, even the title says "close to 1 mil per month"

    With November and December busy shopping season and the recent $50 price drop, 1 mil per month is a certainty now (at least for Nov, Dec). January will see a big drop.
  14. 53x12 macrumors 68000


    Feb 16, 2009
    Nexus 7 was released in mid July. 3.5 month head start over the iPad mini. Estimate 3 million units sold since release. That is a lot of ground to make up for the iPad mini. I'm not saying Apple can't do it. But they are playing catch up this time.

    Btw, Apple still hasn't sold 100 millions iPad minis. We need to wait and see what the numbers look like after a few months.


    Google selling 3 million 7in tablet units in q3, Apple selling 0 units until later this week. Not sure what the big surprise is. Are we really comparing a 7in tablet against the rest of the Apple iPad line? A more fair comparison is the iPad mini when we get some sale numbers.
  15. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2011
    Don't be surprised if those Nexus 7 numbers start slipping once the mini hits stores.
  16. 53x12 macrumors 68000


    Feb 16, 2009
    I thought that honor of largest retail store chain goes to Walmart? They have close to 4,000 stores. They also carry both Nexus 7 and iPads.
  17. VFC macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2012
    SE PA.
    I should have said largest Electronics retail chain.
  18. Breaking Good macrumors 6502a

    Sep 28, 2012
    I agree with what you say above, urkel.

    At $199 for 16GB and built-in GPS it really is almost an impulse buy.

    As I've stated in other threads, I plan on eventually buying an iPad mini at some point, most likely after the Holiday Season.

    But at $199, that Google Nexus 7 is hard to resist.
  19. 53x12 macrumors 68000


    Feb 16, 2009
    This source estimates the Nexus 7 at 4 million units total and the Amazon tablet at 7.4 million.

    What is more interesting, WitsView (who makes the iPad mini screen) has hit some delays so the target units was changed from 8.5 million to 6 million. So not sure if that means the rest of this year?

  20. Fruit Cake macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2012
    Sales figures aside, the N7 is pretty sweet tablet, not as polished as ios, but it's not far behind. It's well priced too
  21. steve dave macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2010
    There's an original take
  22. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    I have an N7 and an iPad Retina. In some ways (hardware) it isn't as polished as the iPad, but some of the software is more polished than iPad.

    The hardware difference isn't a surprise, since Apple is a hardware company and needs to make money on the hardware. That is also the reason for the premium pricing. Amazon and Google are commoditizing the hardware in order to get users into their app and content stores. That is where they make their money.

    I like the concept of the customizable home pages and app widgets in Jelly Bean that let you create a dashboard on the home screen. It really helps the navigation flow as you are using the device and makes it seem like all the apps are connected. In comparison, iOS is just a collection of separate apps, and you mostly have to open each app to get your info.

    It would be really cool if Apple would provide the ability to designate a 'home app' in the settings, which would fuel a slew of launcher apps that can tie into content from different apps and websites.
  23. BaldiMac macrumors 604


    Jan 24, 2008
    Asus's numbers imply less than 2 million Nexus 7s sold in Q3. Closer to 1.5 million.

    Through the end of 2012.
  24. 53x12 macrumors 68000


    Feb 16, 2009

    No it doesn't. N7 has been on sale for 3.5 months. Going on a minimum of 500,000/month it would be ~2 million units. However they are selling close to 1 million units. Close to 1 million units/month means 600,000< x < 1,000,000.

    I would say they have definitely sold more than just close to 1.5 million.

  25. Fruit Cake macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2012
    Well I don't want to start a whole iOS vs android debate, I'll leave he retard debate for the retards.

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