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    What Does an iPad cost to Make?

    The new iPad that went on sale over the weekend costs Apple Inc. approximately $260 to produce for the cheapest version, which retails for $499, according to a tear-down study released by iSuppli on Wednesday.

    In a report, iSuppli said the total bill-of-materials for the device at a little over $250. When actual manufacturing expenses are added in, the cost rises to $259.60. That cost estimate does not include other potential expenses such as software, licensing fees and royalties. A previous estimate from iSuppli had put the total manufacturing cost of the device at nearly $230.
    Did you buy one yet, Jeremy?


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    Re: What Does an iPad cost to Make?

    No way, Apple charging over a reasonable amount? Shocking.



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    Re: What Does an iPad cost to Make?

    How is that over a reasonable amount?



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    Re: What Does an iPad cost to Make?

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    No way, Apple charging over a reasonable amount? Shocking.
    Yeah, you are right. They should be charging $261 for the iPad, those jerks. What are they trying to do, make money as a company? What a joke.


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    Re: What Does an iPad cost to Make?

    Quote Originally Posted by tamjam View Post
    Yeah, you are right. They should be charging $261 for the iPad, those jerks. What are they trying to do, make money as a company? What a joke.

    They would sell alot more if they lowered the amount. Im not saying charge a small amount over cost, but 500 bucks is pretty hefty. Then they nickel and dime you for everything else youll need with it.



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    Re: What Does an iPad cost to Make?

    Flipping an approx. 90% profit? UNHEARD OF!



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    Re: What Does an iPad cost to Make?

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    They would sell alot more if they lowered the amount. Im not saying charge a small amount over cost, but 500 bucks is pretty hefty. Then they nickel and dime you for everything else youll need with it.
    During the initial Apple show many experts were expecting an 800-900 price tag.



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    Re: What Does an iPad cost to Make?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    During the initial Apple show many experts were expecting an 800-900 price tag.

    Well they are if you get what people actually want. Listen, I dont hate apple, I do like them and they make some quality stuff, but I just dont understand their reasoning. The shut out a market they should be tapping into. Would increase their profits a ton. 500 can get you a full on laptop. It will be interesting to see what the next gens look like and cost.



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    Re: What Does an iPad cost to Make?

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Well they are if you get what people actually want. Listen, I dont hate apple, I do like them and they make some quality stuff, but I just dont understand their reasoning. The shut out a market they should be tapping into. Would increase their profits a ton. 500 can get you a full on laptop. It will be interesting to see what the next gens look like and cost.
    How much do you think those $500 laptops cost to make? I'm betting it's even less than the $260 of the iPad.


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    Re: What Does an iPad cost to Make?

    Quote Originally Posted by tamjam View Post
    Yeah, you are right. They should be charging $261 for the iPad, those jerks. What are they trying to do, make money as a company? What a joke.
    I'm more leery about the iPad tanking it on purpose so it's brother, the iPhone, can win. A similar situation happened to me once in a badminton league. Let's just say that a sibling of a guy that was competing with me for the top spot tried to work the system for his brother. Unfortunately for them I know how to use my shuttlecock on and OFF the court.

    Come on Apple, you can do better than this!


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    Re: What Does an iPad cost to Make?

    Quote Originally Posted by tamjam View Post
    How much do you think those $500 laptops cost to make? I'm betting it's even less than the $260 of the iPad.

    Not sure. Would be a good project for you to get me with. =)

    Their hardware may cost more due to whats in them. Its hard to say, those seem to be approachable by a larger user base. Could be close to cost.



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    Re: What Does an iPad cost to Make?

    The iPad seems to be a tremendous waste of money. Buy an iPhone or a computer.



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    Re: What Does an iPad cost to Make?

    Quote Originally Posted by LonoClone View Post
    I'm more leery about the iPad tanking it on purpose so it's brother, the iPhone, can win. A similar situation happened to me once in a badminton league. Let's just say that a sibling of a guy that was competing with me for the top spot tried to work the system for his brother. Unfortunately for them I know how to use my shuttlecock on and OFF the court.

    Come on Apple, you can do better than this!
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    Re: What Does an iPad cost to Make?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    The iPad seems to be a tremendous waste of money. Buy an iPhone or a computer.
    I had those same feeling until I played around with one. It's amazing. Had to go out and get one shortly there after.


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    Re: What Does an iPad cost to Make?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    The iPad seems to be a tremendous waste of money. Buy an iPhone or a computer.
    Buy both and duct tape them together!



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