iSuppli estimates that the actual cost for the iPad is $260

iSuppli estimates that the actual cost for the iPad is $260
For the many people that gobbled up the Apple iPad on launch day, it looked as though they were all too content with forking out huge lumps of cash to get a piece of the latest gadget – easily dishing out well over $500 for the various models that are available. We'd gather that there would be few people that were less willing to hand it over so easily because they wondered in the back of their mind over what kind of markups were being thrown onto the iPad. isuppli recently adjusted their previous February estimate for the total cost of the 16GB Wi-Fi only version of the iPad to $259.60 – that's a $40 increase from the preliminary estimates. That's partly due to the fact that the final iPad shipped included more silicon chips than expected – for example, the touchscreen controls uses three chips alone. Breaking down the components piece by piece, iSuppli gathered that the screen costs $95, 16GB memory at $29.50, single billet of aluminum for $10.50, and the custom-built A4 processor at $26.80. All in all, they conclude that the total cost for the 32GB model stands at $289.10 while the 64GB model tallied in at a whooping $349.10. Andrew Rassweiler, iSuppli principal analyst, said that the items associated in powering the touchscreen and UI consisted more than 40 percent of the total cost for the iPad. As much as everyone else who did not purchase an iPad recently would like to see a drop in price, Apple Management was heard saying that prices “will remain nimble.” So expect to see the pricing structure in place right now stick for some time.

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6 Comments

1. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Well Duh! The estimated price off most product in this world isn't that price they charge us it always more

2. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

It's typical enough for Apple charging something at an extremely high price with mediocre specs

3. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

It's typical for everyone in the business not just Apple come on now

4. Gowireless

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 23, 2010

its just apple is the ipad even 3g?

6. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

I agree because it wouldn't make sense for them to make something for $260 and only sell it for like $300 or something as much as some non-business minded people would think. As much as I'm not an Apple fan, I wouldn't argue against their pricing because there are lots of employees that need to be paid as well as costs for marketing, advertising, etc.

5. gomets15217

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 13, 2008

no matter how interesting or dumb the iPad is in anyones opinion, its a little out of place on this site...

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