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Teardown Analysis of the Apple iPad – What’s inside and what does it cost to build?

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Materials for the iPad, which went on sale on April 3, include a touch-screen display that costs $95 and a $26.80 processor designed by Apple and manufactured by Samsung Electronics Co., according to El Segundo, California-based ISuppli.

Analysis by ISuppli indicates that components of the lowest-priced, 16-gigabyte iPad amounts to 52 percent of its retail price of $499. That leaves the iPad on par with other Apple products, including the iPhone 3GS. A high-end 64-gigabyte version of the iPad, which retails for $699, contains components that cost $348.10, according to ISuppli.

Much of the iPad’s component costs went toward making…

Read the full story – http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=a6fOHHpcJv7w

Now see what’s inside – http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad-Teardown/2183/1#s11066

And inside the inside – http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Apple-A4-Teardown/2204/1

More teardowns of popular products – http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown

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Written by frrl

April 7, 2010 at 4:52 pm

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