Build an iPad for as Little as $260

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jnmayes

R&D, manufacturing costs, marketing, warranty, 3rd party licenses, the box, materials in the box, etc. etc.  A lot goes into products that most folks don't consider.

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Keith E. Whisman

And you forgot to mention the word Mystical.

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bobbxy

It must be nice that there aren't manufacturing expenses to making the ipad.  Even in automated processing, there are overhead costs.  Sales price - parts does not equal profit. 

Even Chinese workers aren't free, even though they are cheap.

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fourfinger

read the article, they mention R&D costs

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Walnut

As much as I dislike the iPad, a 48% margin isn't really all that unfair. That's on the PARTS alone, and says nothing for all the R&D work and production costs. 

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Vrok Vrokoglou

Please give me the display, the battery, an iphone connector and a program for jailbroken iphones to switch the OS to ipad mode. Why didn't they release the ipad as an iphone case? It would be too convenient

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