Apple is definitely NOT going to lose money making the iPad

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Well, iSuppli is at it again, and this time they are deconstructing the iPad. Admittedly they aren’t 100% sure about what exactly is inside the new device, they are taking their best shot at it and the numbers are pretty impressive. It doesn’t surprise me when an company makes money (in fact I’m more surprised when they don’t), Apple stands to make quite a bit with each tablet sold.

Interestingly enough, the most expensive part of the iPad is the screen; iSuppli estimates that each screen costs Apple around $80. The $499 iPad (with 16GB of memory) costs Apple approximately $219.35, and $10 to manufacture. The $699 64GB version will cost Apple about $335, and the mid-range version will cost $287. Any way you look at it, the iPad is pretty much going to print money for Apple once it’s available for purchase. Analysts are predicting that Apple will sell between 2 to 5 million units in the first year. Looks like the estimate that we told you about a few weeks ago was right.

[via Reuters]

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