Wednesday, September 29, 2010

iPod Nano 6G Costs $43.73 to Manufacture

iSuppli has examined the new iPod Nano 6G and determined its Bill-of-Materials amounts to an estimated $43.73 for the 8GB version.

The 8GByte version of the latest iPod carries an estimated BOM of $43.73, iSuppli’s teardown analysis of the product has revealed. This gives the sixth generation product the second-lowest BOM of all members of the iPod line. Based on iSuppli teardowns of the low-end versions of all six iPod generations, only the fourth generation product had a less expensive BOM at the time of its introduction, at $40.80.

"Instead of piling on features, as so many brands do with their latest products, Apple with the sixth-generation iPod has maintained or even removed some attributes in order to fit the form factor and function desired," said Andrew Rassweiler, director and principal analyst and teardown services manager, for iSuppli. "This has enabled Apple to offer the smallest iPod including a touch screen, while keeping component costs to a strict budget.

The iPod Nano 6G retails for $149. Hit the link below for a more detailed breakdown of the components and suppliers.

*thanks iclarified*

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