Before we get into the whole Nexus 7 vs. iPad mini issue we wanted to focus on one of the things these two 7-8-inch tablets share in common, and that is popularity that results in stock problems. Currently looking on the Apple Store for the US and UK shows difficulties with shipping times, which are currently set at more than 2 weeks for just about every model. The 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions of iPad mini Wi-Fi and also the cellular option are all currently set to more than 2 weeks before the tablet would ship.
You can see in the image below what we mean, and this screenshot had been taken at the time of writing, although considering the busy shopping season has arrived we don’t expect shipping dates and stock to get much better for the Apple iPad mini in any configuration. It is also worth pointing out that you could try one of the US carriers directly, but on Apple Store it shows that Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T are set to 2 weeks before the iPad mini is back in stock.
The situation doesn’t get much better with Google play thanks to a simple “Sold Out” message being display for the WiFi + Mobile data Verizon in 32GB, which some people will hold out for considering the massive iPad mini vs. Nexus 7 price difference, which delivers the Nexus 7 at almost $300 cheaper. It is worth noting that other versions of the Nexus 7 are in stock at Google play, but at the time of writing this doesn’t include the Wi-Fi and mobile data option. What do you think about the price difference between Nexus 7 and iPad mini?
Nexus 7 vs. iPad mini review – we’ve tracked down a couple of video reviews for our readers, which certainly give a different perspective on the Google Nexus 7 vs. Apple iPad mini, so take a look at both of these videos below and let us know the better review. The first video seems more balanced to us, even though it is shorter, while the second looks like they’re leaning towards the iPad mini and Apple more.
Would you rather give money for an iPad mini or Nexus 7? We’d also like to point out we understand the reasons why some people want to pay more for the iPad mini, and after spending time hands-on with the new smaller iPad it makes sense why Apple did what they did, although the price difference still seems a little crazy.
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