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

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)
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  • tigersam
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    I would stop computing the components prices. Apple knows how to make the money. Apple charge $40 for Ipad cover and it cost only 50 cents.
    17 Mar 2012, 04:20 AM Reply Like
  • Bubenthauser
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    Also, how do they know what price AAPL got those components at?
    17 Mar 2012, 05:38 AM Reply Like
  • Origa
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    Soon you will be able to create and modify your own Windows 8 tablet.

     

    The PC cassing industry and all other PC vendors will start to create their own motherboards etc, using chips from Intel and other loosing partners in the so called pc decline.

     

    Beside that you get a decent PC for the same amount of dollars
    17 Mar 2012, 09:18 AM Reply Like
  • LarryWh
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    You also get all the bugs as well, and security issues that seem to be in every MSFT product.
    25 Jul 2012, 11:33 AM Reply Like
  • Wall Street Smart
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    I think aapl can bargain basement the prices for the components as they are possibly the biggest buyer of these by a mile. Using numbers from retail would be dumb as aapl could be getting them from the company for much lesser price.
    17 Mar 2012, 08:05 PM Reply Like
  • todd.kaime
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    I think the point being made in a tear down such as this is the *relative* costs of the components. It's not expected to be the actual cost Apple pays but the new iPad simply costs more than the iPad 2.
    18 Mar 2012, 02:18 PM Reply Like
  • LarryWh
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    Performance is better on the new IPad as well.
    You get what you pay for.
    25 Jul 2012, 11:34 AM Reply Like
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