Apple rakes in $200-$400 profit for each iPad sold?
Assuming that the lower cost Wi-Fi only models sell more than the Wi-Fi/3G versions, the entire iPad line should produce a 50% profit margin for Apple. Computerworld points out that these numbers-while they sound high-are perfectly in line with other Apple products. For example. some analysts estimate that the profit margin on the iPhone 3GS is north of 60%. And these numbers can grow for Apple. Once manufacturing ramps up, the cost to produce the tablets will come down which will raise the profit margin until Apple starts dropping the price. But that is in the future. In the here and now, Apple is about to print a lot more money to add to its vault. You can almost imagine Steve Jobs jumping around in the vault, throwing big wads of cash in the air like Scrooge Mc Duck.