Apple makes $208 on each $499 iPad

The $499 version of the new iPad tablet actually runs Apple about $270 in materials and manufacturing costs, a Wall Street analyst said today.

According to a bill of materials (BOM) analysis by Brian Marshall of BroadPoint AmTech, the cost of goods inside Apple's 16GB Wi-Fi-only iPad totals $270.50. That figure includes a $10 line item dedicated to manufacturing, but doesn't include another $20 set aside for under-warranty service costs. Adding the latter makes Marshall's bottom-line total $290.50.

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Justiful3242d ago

Good find. I honestly am waiting for someone in the community to realize even a novice could build a iPad, Seriosly take a netbook mod a case, add a touchscreen, download some software. More functionality and most likely cheaper.