The guys at ifixit tear down the iPad to know what’s featured in it at hardware level and wrote on how to repair an iPad. But the guys at iSuppli tear down the iPad to know how much does it cost Apple to manufacture one entry level iPad.
As per iSuppli, the iPad WiFi 16GB model costs Apple about $259.60, including a $95 screen and $26.80 processor. So, just the touch screen of the iPad represents 40% of its cost. So, this cost estimate shows healthy profit margins for Apple on iPad. Of course this cost estimate does not include research and development, marketing, and licensing from the study related expenses.
Here’s a detailed entry level iPad cost chart:
*image via iSuppli
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