Apple Profits $208 on Every Entry-Level iPad Sold

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QUINTIX256

There is a reason why Microsoft insists that everyone pay at least $100 a pop for a full operating system dispite its sales volume.

If you look at the "profit" on just the box and disk, Microsoft's margins may seem huge, when in fact they are not.

You can have your recession. I'm not participating.

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cynical

As much as I hate Apple and the iPad, these numbers are bullshit as they don't take into account the overhead costs such as marketing, development, etc. The profit margin is probably about half of what they're saying when those costs are taken into account.

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nekollx

 no relevant this is hardware cost analysis, you know like the one for the Nexus which contains about $300 bucks worth of hardware and is sold unlocked for $500...

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samiup

Apple excells only in propaganda and hype. that's how they make money and its clear but to the extremist fanboy.

 

i wont pay $20 bucks for the iPad, it looks retarded and useless and im already paying for a connection at home and i have my own WiFi but still Apple wanna force me to pay AT&T for 3G ?! i gotta be a certified idiot to do so. 

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nekollx

 so get the wi-fi only model and use your home network, their not forcing you to use AT&T at all

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Bender2000

So far the only comparable device is the JooJoo, still on preorder just like the iPad. So how did it compare? How much is the profit on the JooJoo? When is the next pad PC like thing due out? When is the big round up test coming? Until then all you netbook users can go download a book from Amazon and turn your netbook into portrait mode and flip through the pages with your finger.

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DogPatch1149

Think of how much they save by not including irrelevant, unnecessary features like:

- USB ports

- User-replaceable battery

- Webcam

- Multitasking

- Adobe Flash compatibility

You know...the things that many netbooks have...at a lower price...

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SSquirrel

Try pricing multitouch tablets.  You won't find anything cheaper than around $460 or so.  With a TN screen and probably lower resolution to boot.  *shrug*  I don't own any Apple stuff, just saying.

Hagen

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kjrviking

why are they comparing this thing to a netbook? a netbook can do more - hell, even an actual tablet pc can do more!
for the love of god, please stop comparing this thing to netbooks and tablets and start comparing to the ipod touch and ebook readers like the kindle 

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dbonderczuk

What engineers, its just a stretched i-touch, minus the stretched hard drive.  My samsung P3 has double the space, flash support and nearly half the cost.

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Who

...they have to pay the engineers that designed the thing, too

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nekollx

 But that's not a perpetual thing, that's a one time investment. Once you have the specs some machine mass produces them. There isn't a team of enginers hand crafting each MAXiPad

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Digital-Storm

But then again, They have to have such a huge profit on it because no one is going to buy one.

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Caboose

 You underestimate the power, of the MacTard...

 

to spend money on anything with an Apple logo

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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americaeh

 I've had real word discussions with mactards. Other than being extremely painful because they claim that their baseline macbook is better than my amd 955 X4 OC to 3.9ghz per core, sapphire 4890 1gb gddr5 runs crysis at the same levels and that his runs windows seven better because its a mac, and that macs are better than pcs because of many other BS reasons. Trust me they are going to make huge profits. Personally i won't even consider the thing because its a friggin blown up iphone with a higher price point

sudo apt-get install windows 7

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