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Old 08-05-2013, 00:52
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It's a well known fact that this has come at the expense of Apple's own 9.7" iPad, it has cannibalised sales, so this is really a non-point.
I don't care, as I was obviously not talking about the bigger iPad when comparing the iPad mini to the bulk of Android tablets in the marketplace, which happen to be 7" tablets.

If Android tablets had a "significantly poorer experience" then they would have gone the way of the Blackberry Playbook, i.e. flop. Tablets like the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Tab are very very popular and for some, provide a superior experience to the iPad.
Using that logic one should also conclude that equally good and high quality products exist in discount bargain stores.

Cheap quality products exist because many people either can't afford something better or can not understand the concept of value beyond the initial price of something. In the case of the more expensive Android tablets it is usually a case of wanting some strictly limited features not on the iPad and/or an irrational hate of Apple's products. The fact remains, as I have shown, the advantages of the iPad far outweigh any disadvantages. They simply are by far the superior tablet for most people.
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Old 08-05-2013, 00:58
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I don't care, as I was obviously not talking about the bigger iPad when comparing the iPad mini to the bulk of Android tablets in the marketplace, which happen to be 7" tablepeople.
You said that the iPad mini is allegedly the most popular 7" tablet, however as I pointed out, the only reason its sales have seen relatively large numbers is because people are just choosing to buy it over the larger iPad. It is cannibalising sales, Tim Cook even acknowledged this fact. If anything the mini would have cost Apple some revenue, so its not really a strong argument.

Android tablets have no sales to cannibalise so strong figures from devices like the Nexus 7 are more impressive.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:15
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You said that the iPad mini is allegedly the most popular 7" tablet, however as I pointed out, the only reason its sales have seen relatively large numbers is because people are just choosing to buy it over the larger iPad. It is cannibalising sales, Tim Cook even acknowledged this fact. If anything the mini would have cost Apple some revenue, so its not really a strong argument.

Android tablets have no sales to cannibalise so strong figures from devices like the Nexus 7 are more impressive.
Your comments make no sense. I was simply comparing the popularity of the iPad mini compared to similar sized Android tablets. The iPad mini is by far the most popular small tablet and the large iPad is also still by far the most popular large size tablet.

There are also large sized Android tablets, if you want to persist with your irrelevant and unrelated cannibalizing argument.
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