Google's New Nexus 7 Fails to Attract iPad Owners

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    According to electronics buyback site, while Google's newly introduced Nexus 7 has proven to be a popular upgrade choice for users who already own the current version of the tablet, it isn't attracting iPad owners.

    The site told TechCrunch that after the new Nexus 7 was unveiled, there was a 333 percent increase in the number of Nexus 7 trade-ins compared to the same day last week, marking Gazelle's biggest Nexus 7 trade-in day to date. In the days ahead of Google's announcement, the site saw a 442 percent increase in the number of trade-ins.

    In comparison, Gazelle did not see any notable increase in iPad trade-ins during the Nexus 7 launch day, suggesting that the newly introduced tablet isn't as appealing to iPad owners. This is somewhat unsurprising given the "lock-in" that Apple's iOS ecosystem exhibits. During Tuesday's third quarter earnings call, Tim Cook spoke about Apple's efforts to get buyers into the iOS ecosystem, saying "the stickiness of the platform is huge and it's great for customers."

    The updated Nexus 7 offers a number of impressive components that give it a leg up over Apple's own 7.9-inch iPad mini, including a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a nine hour battery life, and a $230 price tag.

    Article Link: Google's New Nexus 7 Fails to Attract iPad Owners
  2. Jab00 macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2012
  3. Pieira macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2003
    How is iOS's "stickyness" great for customers?
  4. Screwtape macrumors regular

    May 10, 2009
    The more people that are in an ecosystem, the better the ecosystem is. Just ask Windows Phone users.
  5. bb426 macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2011
    Specs mean absolutely nothing if your software sucks.

    And why the hell is the bezel 2x3 feet?
  6. MegamanX macrumors regular

    May 13, 2013
    This is kind of like a no **** response. Just like the new iPad is not going to attract a lot of nexus owners either.
  7. rmwebs macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    I'm not surprised, however I'd also like to see some better stats than from a buyback company. For all we know their buyback prices were poor.
  8. ridwan47 macrumors member


    Jun 24, 2013
    Google, Increase the frame rate of android and remove the lags. Then I'll be interested.
  9. needfx macrumors 68040


    Aug 10, 2010
    macrumors apparently
    in reality, it's sad that the ipad has no actual competition
  10. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    The real story is that Gazelle is actually buying the original Nexus 7.
  11. irDigital0l Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    slow news day?


    Pretty sure Android 4.2 Jellybean isn't laggy...I mean it was great when I tried it.
  12. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

    Amazing Iceman

    Nov 8, 2008
    Florida, U.S.A.
  13. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
  14. mejsric macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2013
    If you are old nexus 7 owners you had to trade to new nexud 7 coz the old one is so ****ing laaaggggsss... after 6 months its a terrible tablet had to get new one.
  15. CFreymarc Suspended

    Sep 4, 2009
    But I'm sure a lot of Microsoft Surface tablets were presented for trade in.
  16. SpamJunkie macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2003
    I'm a huge Mac zealot, but it's only been 24 hours since the new Nexus 7 was release! This is nowhere near enough time to make such a claim. I find this headline a bit embarassing; to anyone but us Apple fanboys it's obviously exceptionally biased :(
  17. RichTF macrumors regular


    Nov 11, 2007
    London, UK
    True, but given iPad's current market share advantage this mutual stickiness works much more in Apple's favour.
  18. Scyanide macrumors member


    Apr 9, 2013
    Melbourne, FL
    Would you like a bit of screen with that bezel?
  19. Ryth macrumors 65816

    Apr 21, 2011
    The iPhone doesn't have any actual competition either, but the media & Samsung would like you to believe otherwise.

    Specs don't matter when it comes to user experience and these other companies have always based their success on touting specs and nothing more.

    The company that blended design/tech has the upper hand and will have it for a long time...that company being Apple.
  20. Hastings101 macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2010
    I don't think trade-ins are a good way to determine demand... very slow rumor day I take it? lol
  21. Ryth macrumors 65816

    Apr 21, 2011
    Yah that is ridiculous. Meanwhile Apple is going completely opposite with even less bezel coming up.

    Shows you the direction of the designers huh?
  22. Hastings101 macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2010
    No joke, that bezel is ridiculous.
  23. Stack Overflow macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2012
    Because it's 100% voluntary (i.e., no monopoly or legal requirement to run iOS). And as a result, if it wasn't good for consumers, they wouldn't want it and the "stickiness" wouldn't be there.
  24. AgentElliot007 macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2010
    No surprise that the 1st gen owners want to trade up given how bad the 1st gen apparently runs after awhile. The bigger question is why anyone would expect this new model to be much better?

    I get why some people choose certain Android phones over the iPhone, but as far as the iPad is concerned, it's clearly in a league of it's own. You've got to be very cheap or very biased to go in another direction, and either way, you're almost certainly bound to wind up with a profoundly compromised experience.

    When I buy most other electronics, I tend to feel like I'm pissing my money away, because so many companies just sell junk that is practically designed to break after a year. That is how I would feel if I was buying a Nexus tablet at this point. I never feel that way when I buy Apple products. Apple's far from perfect and have plenty of things to continue to improve on, but I've got an iBook (the laptop, remember those?) that took a 4 foot fall while open onto a slate floor, losing it's screen in the process, but I can plug a monitor into it and the system still works, fairly well given it's age, specs and "the fall." And while I've bought every new iPad, I still have a 1st generation that resides on a coffee table, and while it won't run new games, it does most everything else still quite well.

    I could go on, but the bottom line is, while certain Apple products carry a premium price, you still wind up with far more bang for your buck, and this is perhaps more true for the iPad than any Apple product.
  25. epmatsw macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2007
    It is on my Nexus 7 at least. I use it and an iPhone 5 on a daily basis, and the Nexus is noticeably less smooth during scrolls and animations. However, I would love to get my hands on the new one and see how it manages :D

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