With a better ecosystem of applications and the ability to enjoy more content, Apple’s heavily rumored iPad Mini will certainly destroy Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, according to a recent Forbes column.
“The fact Google’s 7-inch tablet has done so well since its earlier this month only ups the odds Apple will respond,” Caulfield writes. “And if, as rumored, Apple does launch a compact version of its iPad tablet computer, it will almost certainly crush Google’s Nexus 7.
Apple’s rumored iPad Mini is expected to feature a 7.85-inch screen and go on sale sometime this year. The smaller tablet would be about 3-inches smaller than its current 10-inch model. The smaller model isn’t expected to include an ultra-sharp Retina display, as Apple’s third-generation model currently uses.
The smaller model may be more appealing to women and commuters, who need something quick to throw in their purse. It would be competitively priced between $200 and $250, depending on storage size.
What makes the iPad better than all other tablets in the Android market right now? A few main arguments:
• The app ecosystem. There are millions of applications out there and hundreds of new ones being approved daily. Apple is lightyears ahead of Android when it comes to in-house and third party applications.
• More content. And more specifically — more familiar content. People manage their music, movies and TV shows through iTunes, which is on every iOS device. Google Play doesn’t offer as many television shows as Apple does and same with movies.
• Buying from Apple is a better experience. I suppose you go to Best Buy to buy a Nexus 7, but I couldn’t be 100 percent sure. Apple is everywhere now — including Best Buy! It’s an easier choice for consumers.
Apple’s iPad Mini could very likely go on sale next to the iPhone 5, the company’s next-generation smartphone.