New tablet overpriced, you say?
With a production cost of $188 per unit and an RRP of $329, the odd cynic among us may well consider the iPad Mini just a tad overpriced.
The estimated figures, which were revealed this week by HIS iSuppli analysts, indicate that Apple stands to make a 43 per cent profit on each tablet sold.
To put that into perspective, iSuppli found that Google’s 8GB Nexus 7 has a build cost of around $151.75 and a retail price of $200, therefore yielding a gross margin of 24 per cent on each sale.
Apple’s iPad Mini came in for further criticism recently, after US comedian and chat show host Conan O’Brien questioned the need for yet another Apple product in the video featured below.