Apple’s Profit Per iPad Sale: Making a killing

By Posted 11 Feb 2010, 11:19

Are you thinking of picking up an Apple iPad next month? If so, you might want to check out this interesting article we have found, which shows you just how much profit Apple is making off each iPad sold. It’s not pretty reading.

If you head over to TheBrinyDepths, you will be able to see a full breakdown chart of all the individual component costs for each version of the iPad.

As you can see, the display and touchscreen parts only cost $80, while the NAND flash costs will vary depending on which version you choose between 16GB, 32GB or 64GB.

If you go for the basic model with 3G connectivity included, total manufacturing costs equal to $257.65, but the final retail price for customers will be $629!

What are your thoughts on this? Has this put you off buying an iPad or not?

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  • la la la

    What about the R&D costs? Surely the ipad must have taken a a hell of a lot to research and develop. Apple has always had a pretty hefty markup compared to other manufactures. I figure they charge more to cover the development and testing.

    I won’t be buying an ipad simply because I don’t need one. I already have a laptop that I can browse the web on. If I want to browse the web on the run I use my phone. Why do I need another device for doing so? It doesn’t doing multitasking. All apple have really done is made a giant ipod touch. Sure its great… but I really don’t need it.

  • anonymous

    What kind of post is this? Not buying just because someone is making a major profit per unit? Sounds pretty childish… besides the fact that other costs are missing. Like lalala said “R&D”.

    Plus, price is all about supply and demand. It’s up there because people are willing to pay for it.

  • Tim Rapson

    No camera, multitasking, or memory card slot. No sale. Especially not for $829 for the minimal device.

    I’m getting a Dell Mini 5 and there will be clones of both iPad and Mini 5 available in a year for half the price. This hardware is dirt cheap to produce, ship and sell.

  • G-MAN

    Wow pretty childish review. I will not be revisiting this site again, can not trust the reviews if it comes across this way.

    Thank you for being honest but I will not be buying an iPad for other reasons like no USB or Flash support.

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