How Much Does An Ipad Cost
The cost of an iPad can be analyzed from two points of view. That’s because an iPad has a manufacture price as well as a retail price that the end consumer is supposed to pay. Because I think that both prices are relevant I am going to let you know some details about the estimated manufacture price of the new iPad and pricing details about the iPad models that you can get from the Apple online store.
Market researchers are always interested in finding out what new and exciting releases like the new iPad hide on the inside, so a firm called IHS iSuppli has actually disassembled a new iPad in order to estimate build cost. What this firm discovered is first of all the availability of parts from the usual Apple suppliers. In addition, it didn’t take long for its specialists to realize that the 2-million pixels display provided is actually one of the most expensive hardware components of the iPad 3. It actually costs $90. Moreover, because of its higher demands, Apple ended up spending more on the battery and the A5X chip made available. So, after the market research firm added up the cost of all these hardware components, it reached the conclusion that a new iPad with 16GB of storage and Wi-Fi only capabilities costs $316 to manufacture.
Now that you have an idea of the manufacture cost involved, let’s see how much you will have to spend in order to get the device on your hands. Well, in order to get the entry level version with 16GB of storage and Wi-Fi only capabilities you will have to spend $499. That means Apple manages to make 27 percent profit every time it sales such an iPad. This profit actually increases as we move on, to the more high-end models that come with more storage space and 4G capabilities. So, for the most impressive new iPad version that comes with 4G and Wi-Fi capabilities and 64GB of storage you will have to spend $829 while Apple will have to spend only $409. That leads to a profit of 51% percent. That’s definitely an interesting piece of information that will help you choose wisely the new iPad model that you are going to get (if you are interested in getting one).
If you want to spend less and still get an Apple iPad, the alternative is to look into last year’s iPad models. That’s because the entry level iPad 2 with Wi-Fi capabilities and 16GB of storage is now available in exchange for only $399. That means for a version with 3G and 64GB of storage you will have to pay $729 (the $100 difference is preserved).
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