Just yesterday, we read about how the 16GB Wi-Fi only Apple iPad Mini costs a $188 to make but Apple sells it for $329 thereby making a cool profit of $141 per tablet. On the other side of the spectrum, Apple’s rival (not Google!) Amazon actually incurs a loss for every 16 GB Kindle Fire HD tablet sold. According to a teardown by research group IHS, the total hardware cost comes to $174 which includes the bill of materials cost ($165) as well as manufacturing cost ($9). When you add the cost for the stuff like software, licensing or royalties, the device cost climbs up to $207.
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