Though prices haven't changed, new iPad (AAPL) models cost 21%-25% more to make than comparable...

|By:, SA News Editor

Though prices haven't changed, new iPad (AAPL) models cost 21%-25% more to make than comparable iPad 2 models, estimates iSuppli, after tearing down a unit. The 16GB Wi-Fi model, which retails for $499, is believed to cost $316 to make (and that excludes R&D, SG&A, and iCloud expenses). The $829 64GB 4G model sports a better margin, given an estimated cost of only $409. (previously)