The production cost of Apple’s iPad 2 has been revealed online – it costs Apple $326.60 to build each 32GB iPad 2 WiFi + 3G device.
The figures come via the latest BOM research by iSuppli.
Interestingly, the new iPad 2 only costs $6 more to make than the original 32GB iPad Wi-Fi + 3G device, despite some significantly dearer components, such as Apple’s A5 dual core processor.
The most costly component of the new iPad 2 device is its touchscreen panel, according to iSuppli, which costs $127 – that’s $32 more than the one present on the original.
Apple has also upped the battery as well to ensure that all-important 10 hours of battery life remains, despite the second-gen iPad 2’s increased processing power.
Most surprising though is the cost of the cameras, which come to just $4.30 in the overall cost of the device.