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All in all, the newest iPad seems like a pretty good product, if we are to trust the critics: awesome design with round linings and glossy finishing, the best web experience you can get from a gadget nowadays, but more over, the ultra slim design and the product's lightness. Still, it lacks some very important features such as Flash support, USB port, and a webcamera for God's sake! Why should I pay at least $600 for a product that claims it's revolutionary and it will make you have the ultimate web experience, if it doesn't even have a lousy camera? I, myself, am waiting for the newer versions to come up on the market, see if Apple engineers will make this product a bit more appealing to my tastes. But regardless to my opinion, I'm sure that not many of you asked themselves the question of how much in deed it costs Apple to build an iPad. I found my answer at iSuppli. This research company is known for breaking down bills of materials in order to come up with a raw material total for any given product, and the company has been hard at work breaking down the individual parts list in order to create a total cost for the Apple tablet, the miraculous iPad.
Apple's official have come up with a price of $499 which, they think, it is more than fair for this oh, so wow product. They actually seemed very pleased that they can offer so much technology incorporated in such a light and slim device, at an affordable price. Still, a deeper look into the electronic guts of the iPad has revealed that the basic version of the device costs only around $260 to be manufactured. Accordingly, and as expected, much of the cost of manufacturing the device is related to ensuring it is easy for the eyes, simple and fun for the regular people who don't know much about technology. So it comes as no surprise that over 40% of the bill is entirely dedicated to the display, the touch panel among with other small components. Under these circumstances, I wonder how much will it take until Apple officials will announce a cost breakdown for the iPad?