Apple TV Cost $64 to Make

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  1. News Bot

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    See they arent so greedy
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    Wait so how much does an iPad cost to make
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    IM sorry , but they have to be cheaper than $64 to make, think about it, if Apple sells them to Best Buy and other retailers, they probably sell them for $79 to them. Not only that, the cost of hardware, labor, marketing, SHIPPING from China would make NO PROFIT.
    it probably cost $30 to make the hardware, and $64 total after all costs.

    my thoughts
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    What surprises me the most is that Apple isn't actually making much profit by selling them at $99, specially taking into account other costs such as advertisement, development etc. So they most likely will make the big bucks with rentals and software
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    Well, the breakdown is right there if you want to see for yourself. Remember, Sony lost money on each PS3 sold for years, so a small profit margin isn't exactly unheard of. Though, $64 in parts sounds about right to me.

    Kerr, the iPad cost $260 to make. [Source]
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    Exactly my thoughts. They aren't aiming to make money from the hardware, but rather from what you purchase after having the hardware bought!

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    That sounds like the apple I know
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    so you are saying you think $64 PLus Marketing, Software Design costs, Shipping from china, is right? they might be at a cost of $75 after all that is factored in.

    then imagine if they sell to retailers like target and best buy, they would sell them at a discount for them to make a profit...$85-$90...Apple would make $10 for these sales to Best Buy.

    I guess if you think about it, it isnt that bad, but i really believe they get them made for much cheaper, it is JUST A HUNK of PLastic. a Nice hunk i must say
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    It has 2 GB of SDRAM?!?

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