Those numbers include $10.75 for manufacturing costs, and as you can clearly see, Apple's making a tidy profit on each device. Higher end models are more lucrative for Apple to sell, culminating in a $431.05 difference between the selling price and bill of materials (BOM) for a 64GB iPad Wi-Fi + 4G.
Not surprisingly, the Retina display is the most expensive part and runs $87 a pop, compared to $57 for the display used in the iPad 2. The A5X processor is also slightly more expensive and runs $23 compared to $14.20 for the A5 chip. Another big difference between the two generations is the upgraded 5MP iSight camera in the new iPad, which along with the FaceTime camera adds $12.35 to the BOM compared $4.10 for the crappy cameras used in the iPad 2.
Is it worth it? Stay tuned: We'll answer that question and more in an upcoming review of the new iPad.
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