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iSuppli: 16GB iPad build cost estimated at $260

According to a cost analysis by market research firm iSuppli, the 16GB iPad with Wi-Fi may cost as little as $259.60 to build. Citing iSuppli’s findings, Bloomberg reports that the iPad’s touch screen display costs $95, with the A4 processor adding another $26.80 to the cost. The iPad’s aluminum casing is estimated to cost $10.50, with the flash memory chips adding anywhere from $29.50 in costs to the 16GB model to $118 in the 64GB version, which carries a total estimated materials cost of $348.10. Other components include the Broadcom Bluetooth and Wi-Fi chip, estimated to cost $8.05, and a Cirrus Logic audio chip costing $1.20. As with all iSuppli cost of materials estimates, these figures are not exact, and do not account for research and development, manufacturing, packaging, and marketing costs.

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1

Good for Apple - I hope the thing casts them 20 bucks to make - drives the stock up which is good for my retirement.

Posted by glen e on April 7, 2010 at 7:00 AM (PDT)

2

Agreed.  New high - again.
I never see any other companies products examined like this.
Can’t wait for the trolls to come in and tell us how we’re all ripped off by Apple.
Never ceases to amaze.
Whatever my 32GB wfiPad cost to make, I’m thrilled with it.

Posted by sb on April 7, 2010 at 10:27 AM (PDT)

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