With well over two hundred Android-driven slates either available or arriving, one might fall into a trap thinking Apple’s iPad is becoming an endangered specie. Not so fast. If you ask Jen-Hsun Huang, the CEO of Nvidia, there are a few reasons iPad outsells Android tablets by a large margin. Android slates have several shortcomings that Apple successfully turned into their advantage, he said in a Saturday interview with CNET. Here’s your quote:
It’s a point of sales problem. It’s an expertise at retail problem. It’s a marketing problem to consumers. It is a price point problem. And it’s a software richness of content problem. Apple is not only better able to explain its product to consumers through dedicated sales people, but it also captures more margin than competitors who have to share margin with retail partners.
Huang wasn’t pulling this from thin air. The man knows his stuff – his company is a key provider of Tegra-branded processors for Android-branded tablets. And Apple’s dramatic iPad 2 advert perfectly complements Huang’s observations, we might add.
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