Brian White: Apple has no worries as the Google Nexus 7 is just another Android tablet

Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White is telling clients that Apple should not worry about competition to the Apple iPad from the just introduced Google Nexus 7 tablet; White says the reason that Apple has nothing to fear is that the Nexus 7 is just another Android tablet...
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47 Comments

43. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

no, Google just realizes that overpricing Tablets isn't going to work for them. remember how tiny the market share for Tablets is? Google will probably gain more profit from selling the Nexus 7 @ $200-$250 a pop than selling a selling a similar 10.1" Tablet for $500+ a pop. unless they're getting on the bandwagon by buying an iPad people don't want to spend that kind of money for a Tablet. it's kind of like Beats by Dre vs. the rest of the high-end Headphone Industry. i'm willing to bet that Apple will release an iPad Mini for $300 by the Holidays to respond to the Nexus 7 and the like.

13. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

The tablet that apple treated as just another android tablet.

16. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Never underestimate your competition.

17. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Just sue them instead.

20. lzsbleach

Posts: 155; Member since: May 20, 2012

It seems like they dont aim to make profit off of it. I hope there breaking even with this or making a little profit. Even then I hope it works just as good as they say because I would never buy a kindle fire but I would buy this.

22. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

i ordered 2 Nexus 7's and i would order a 10.1 if they bought 1 out and the ipad is just an overpriced oversize ipod touch and ios crashs more then android i had more reboots in my old ipod touch then i ever had on android and i used android since it came out

23. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

personally i don't see the practicality in tablets, high end phones can do almost every thing a tablet does. a 200$ tablet though is very tempting for what it has to offer and this is where the Nexus 7 can catch up to the IPad.

25. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Famous last words..

29. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

My thoughts exactly. THIS JUST IN: Brian White is an idiot!

31. rasinhussy

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 28, 2008

Isn't Brian White a country singer? What's he doing making silly comments like these.

32. reccatyo

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I think the nexus 7 is going to kill ipod touch, same price but more of almost everything. Screen gpu size etc. :p

37. whothisperson

Posts: 102; Member since: May 06, 2012

"Google has no expectations of making money with the sale of the tablet as Rubin said that units sold on the Google Play Store are sold with no profit margin added. " How unselfish of Google, they are purely out to spread technology to the world.

39. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

How anti competitive of Google. They're undercutting competition.

44. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

HOLD UP HOLD UP HOLD UP... you actually want to pay... MORE for something? O.o no wonder you're an iOS user. PS why should you care if it's 'undercutting' competition? you're getting a comparable product for less O.o

42. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

this makes absolutely no sense. if the Kindle Fire is successfully tackling the iPad and the Nexus 7 is a more compelling alternative over the Fire wouldn't it stand to reason that the Nexus 7 is more than capable of competing with the iPad? xD

45. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

No worries? It's FREAKING 199$. look at the Kindle Fire. it sells just as much as the iPad does. and with QUAD CORE. and to let this analyst know APPLE doesn't INNOVATE.

47. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

I'm not buying one becase it cost $50 more in Australia, Sammy all the way.
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