Arik Hesseldahl on a “preliminary estimate” of iPad component costs from iSuppli:
Research firms including iSuppli conduct so-called teardown
analysis of consumer electronics to determine component prices and
makers and estimate margins. Researchers at iSuppli didn’t have an
actual iPad and instead relied on Apple’s public statements on its
The next step, I guess, is issuing “pre-preliminary estimates” of component costs for products that haven’t even yet been announced.
★ Wednesday, 10 February 2010