According to website isupply, total cost for making an iPad 2 is only 336 US dollars.
great margin they have on this product... and people still buying it. At the moment there are some shortages, UK premiere might be delayed... LOL
WOW.... there should be some laws against this. that's a 400$ profit...
Way too much, but say that to all those people standing in the queue LOL
You have to also factor shipping costs, insurance, R&D and retailers cut. Etc, etc It also doesn't factor in paying other staff like lawyers, accounts or anybody not involved directly in Manufacturing. At least have some concept of business before commenting.
what R&D it's just an ipone but bigger, you cannot factor in R&D when there is no R&D. They can sell it for a million dollars if they want people should vote with their money and not purchase if they feel it's to expensive
people are funny, where i work there was atleast 20 people waiting out front and out of that at least half had ipads in hand.... cattle to the farmer..
wish people would wise up and start buying netbooks instead of giving into the cult that is apple
Damn it, apple.
Jeans cost less than $5 to produce in Asia. People all over the globe can easily purchase a pair of Jeans at the price of 50$ or more. Take that into account before flaming Apple. Remember the time they spend actually developing their products, they have no income from this specific product during that time, they basically live by innovating things which cost alot. If they didn't have Iphone, Ipod or MAC's they wouldn't earn a dime while developing this Ipad2, so ofcourse it will be a costly tool to make up for it. Sure, one could say "oh my god, but they have so much profit on their other products" So what? Every product you purchase even in General Store's are sold ten times more expensive than their production cost. By percentage, Apple isn't even that bad compared to for example Jeans suppliers, that's like a 500% profit atleast.
The parts cost 336, then apple waves a magic wand and multi million dollar factories appear, and magical faeries fly in and put them all together. I'm sure they make a nice profit but there are tons of expenses that start with R&D and end with them on store shelves.
actually they probably contract other companies to manufacture it. PS what R&D cost went into manufacturing the iPad2? It's the same as the iPad which is the same as the iPhone, the components are not brand new
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