What's Inside: A Look at the Components that Make Up Apple's iPadBy eWEEK Staff | Posted 2010-04-09 Email Print
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Apple's big ticket items for the iPad include lots of money spent on the display, touch screen and other user-interface components. The device costs Apple more to make than iSuppli first suspected.
Sure the Apple iPad looks unique, but viewed from the inside out, it represents a more "radical departure" from traditional electronics design than might be expected, said iSuppli in an April 7 report. During a recent teardown of the iPad, iSuppli not only discovered that the device likely costs more to make than iSuppli originally estimated, but that nearly 44 percent of the costs involved are related to the display, the touch screen and other user-interface components.
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