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IHS: iPad Air base model costs $274 to build

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Nov 2013 23:33 User comments (1)

IHS: iPad Air base model costs $274 to build According to a teardown by research firm IHS, Apple has managed to build its new iPad Air with even less cost than previous models.
The base model device costs $274 to build, and Apple sells the tablet for $499.

As expected, the Retina display is the most costly component, clocking in at $90. The multitouch adds another $43, for a total of $133 for the display.

Overall, despite getting thinner and lighter and more powerful, the device is $42 cheaper to produce than the third-generation iPad base model.

Surprisingly, the new 64-bit A7 processor cost only $18, a full $5 cheaper than last years A-series processor.

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16.11.2013 5:18

So better is cheaper or more is less, i assume with technology they have been able to shrink or use alternatives for components, just means the Profit margin is even better.

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