nexus 7 2

On Wednesday, Google unveiled a new version of its Nexus 7 tablet. And on paper, it looks great. It’s both thinner and lighter than its predecessor, and features a number of upgrades, like a hi-res 1,920 x 1,200 display. But so far, iPad users aren’t impressed.

That’s at least according to electronics buyback site Gazelle. The company says it hasn’t seen any kind of spike in iPad trade-ins since the new Nexus 7 was introduced, or in the rumor-filled weeks leading up to it. But first-gen Nexus 7 trade-ins on the other hand…

Gazelle tells TechCrunch that there was a 333% increase in the number of Nexus 7 trade-ins the day of Google’s event, compared to the same day last week—Gazelle’s biggest Nexus 7 trade-in day to date. And, in the days ahead of the event, it saw a 442% increase.

“The Nexus 7 trade-in activity spiked so high that it made up nearly a quarter of all trade-ins for non-iPad tablets since the site began accepting them earlier this year.

Wednesday, the day Google made its announcement, was also the biggest Nexus 7 trade-in day at Gazelle to date, beating the next biggest day by 380 percent. That previous record was set when the new Nexus 7 leaked on July 17, which clearly prompted early adopters to take advantage of a small head start ahead of the big reveal.”

By comparison, Gazelle says it didn’t see any kind of notable increase in iPad trade-ins the day the Nexus 7 was launched, or in the days leading up to it, implying the tablet isn’t winning over current iPad owners. Of course, there’s nothing scientific about its findings.

If I had to wager a guess, I’d say that a majority of iPad owners aren’t trading in their tablets for two reasons. One, because they are way too invested into the iTunes ecosystem (purchased apps, media, etc.) to switch, or two, because they’re waiting on Apple’s move.

The Cupertino company is expected to unveil two new tablets this fall. There’s the iPad 5, which is said to feature a major redesign, and the second-gen iPad mini, which may or may not have a Retina display. I’d like to see slate trade-in numbers around that launch.


    So they are working with NSA to find out who owns an iPad?

    • Gorgonphone

      they already know

  • mehrab

    The only thing good Bout the nexus 7 is the sharpness of the display other then that the mini is overall better

    • Kenrick Fernandes

      and you are forgetting about the ram and the better chipset etc. Ofcorse your going to say android is garbage and even the increase in ram could not save itself. But let me say this.. for me i just bought a high end android device for my dad for his bday today. I was so frustrated on how to transfer the outlooks contacts onto his android device. I kept trying till 1:30 in the morning. And still haven’t managed to succesfully crack it. On the other hand when i got my first ios device it was breeze. I followed some instructions on google and it worked. But I am not going to rubbish android just for that.

      I was just about to purchase an ipad mini. But i decided to wait. On paper nexus 7 2 is really good. So if i had to make a purchase i would definetly go in for nexus. But ill still give apple a chance and see what they offer on mini 2.

      • Dan

        Just sync his outlook contacts to a google account, then sync google to the device

      • Gorgonphone

        mini and ipad 2 should not be owned by any one who cares about specs

      • mehrab

        The ipad mini a5″S GPU Is twice the nexus 7 from the past year. This time the nexus 7 is on par with the GPU and the cpu(which is not important in this case android always had better CPU”S) the main reasons the nexus 7 2 will not be able to beat the minis performance are as follows :hi res screen (more lag) for E.g gs4 And it will have horrible optimisation causing some lags and glitches. Last but not least apple has 375,000 apps optimized for their ads bigger display while the nexus has a dozen hundred (if that)

  • Scarydude766

    Yeah I’m knee deep in iTunes purchases so I’m probably never going to change my device to android.

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      I have over 100 apps and there is zero percent chance of me switching to any other platform because of that simply because I would have to buy each and every one all over again…

      • Kurt

        Technically, you wouldn’t have to as you don’t use each and every one of those apps. Most people use less than 10 apps per week (I just made that up, sorta) Including Mail, Safari…I remember reading a few years ago that people stick to around 5 or so apps. Most of my apps don’t get used. Especially if they are in a folder.

      • Juan Herrera

        i keep every app in folders to keep my i5 to one screen and organized, i also use much more than 10 apps a week.. more than 5 a day so there are some exceptions

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        I too have lots of folders but when I said I had 100 apps I meant in my iTunes library as opposed to on my device itself since I may not use all of them all the time but if for example I am going to be going on a long car journey somewhere I’ll most likely set my iPad and iPhone up to be entertainment machines with all of the games and media I have. Media isn’t so much of a problem if I was to switch over to another platform however as far as games are concerned some of them cost a lot and I would not want to buy each and everyone all over again just to switch to another platform…

      • Juan Herrera

        I understand. My reply was in reference to Kurt’s statement. Years ago is a good enough time for those figures to have changed dramatically. I have purchased many apps myself and it’s not a big issue for me to switch platforms though i’ve spent good money.. I can say that i won’t be switching platforms anyway. I switched from android to apple and i’m happy overall with everything apple i have. For now, they have kept me content and my needs met. I invested as much as i did knowing i wouldn’t be going anywhere anytime soon that i can see

  • Dan

    I’m an iPad owner (iPad 2) and this device is definately ‘attracting’ me. I’d buy this before the iPad mini imo

    • Gorgonphone

      funny how owners of the crappy retina less ipad 2 and mini think this android bs is cool.. just go get an ipd 4 and be

    • mehrab

      I clearly salute you good luck to you

  • Canchume

    well i sell my iPad 4 with 64 gb to buy a turbo for my car and absolutely this attract me

    • Gorgonphone

      turbo boost!!!!! yay

  • Anonymous

    I have a ipad 2 and I will be buying a new nexus 7.

    • Gorgonphone

      ipad 2 is old and retina i skipped it got the 3 and 4 and will get the 5 once it is jialbroken

  • Rudy

    I’m not an android fan at all but i must admit that this device is a lot better (in terms of specs ) than my ipad mini and android 4.3 really improved.. I’m gonna give google a chance because i don’t think apple can innovate anymore…I was an apple fanboy but i’m tired of seeing apple selling me the same thing over and over again for almost 5 years.

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Can’t innovate? My ass! Remember that? 😉

    • Gorgonphone

      um we all knew the ipad mini sucked why did you buy it? it was designed for women and kids who dont car or know about specs

    • Juan Herrera

      they haven’t even had a real shot at innovating post Steve jobs.. They’re just getting the new product line up ready for releases from fall through to next year, no biggy right, shouldn’t take but a second? Things don’t happen overnight and its hard to innovate when you’re the bad guy and everyone’s out to get you.. example: Apple not being able to get screens anywhere else ( LG’s IGZO’s ) and possibly having to go back to Samsung for them when they’re trying to break away. Android may have improved, but it hasn’t changed much either. Because people have more access to customizing, they wouldn’t complain about it as quickly.

  • Gorgonphone

    lol duh it will only attract clueless folks and folks who have dedicated their sad lives to hating apple…hahahhahh