How much do the materials inside an iPad cost? Around 52 percent the retail cost.
The iPad in its Wi-Fi-only form for between $499 for the low-end 16GB to $699 for the 64GB model – but how much does it cost in parts? Now that component analysis firm has its hands on a shipping model, it estimates that the base model that costs $499 in stores is made of around $259.60 in parts, according to BusinessWeek.
For the 32 GB version that sells for $599, iSuppli says it contains $289.10 in materials. The 64GB version at $699 cost $348.10 in parts.
The biggest part to the iPad is its 9.7-inch IPS LCD display, which costs around $95. The A4 custom-packaged CPU/GPU/RAM chip costs an estimated $26.80.