Prospective tablet buyers have many choices this holiday season in the mini tablet market. Two of the bigger players in this space are Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) new iPad mini and Google's (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Nexus 7. With tablet sales expected to reach all-time highs, what should both tablet buyers and tech investors know?
Eric Bleeker cautions about iPad mini supply chain issues but thinks Apple's ecosystem is a competitive advantage. While there is a rather large price difference between the two units, $170, Apple's ecosystem has been introduced to prospective buyers through other products -- mainly the iPod touch and the iPhone.
Evan Niu weighs in on the Nexus 7. IDC reported respectable sales figures for Asus, the manufacturer of Google's tablet. It appears its $230 price point has allowed Google to acquire market share. However, Apple still provides the best tablet experience with nearly 500 thousand iPad optimized apps -- a number Google falls far short of.
Jamal Carnette cautions investors of initial third-party estimates due to Apple's supply chain constraints.
In today's episode of Tech Teardown, Jamal Carnette talks tablets with Eric Bleeker, CFA and Evan Niu, CFA.