Analysts IHS iSuppli estimated the cost of the components of the new tablet iPad Air 2. Recall the main differences from previous versions – the new single-chip platform, the best camera and a display with higher quality anti-glare properties.
So, the cost components of the youngest version with 16 GB of flash memory and without cellular modem is $ 270, that is, almost as much as the model cost the Air Apple a year ago. Assembling a device source estimated at $ 5.
The most expensive components, according to tradition, is the display. Its cost, along with a touch panel is $ 115. En SoC, despite its excellent performance, costs the company only $ 22.
RAM, a pair of cameras and a baseband-processor costs $ 18, $ 11 and $ 33 respectively. As always, interest is the cost of flash memory, since this characteristic significantly affects the cost of the tablet in retail. 16 GB of memory cost of only $ 6.75. 64 GB cost $ 27, 128GB – $ 54.
Thus, when the difference between the younger and older version at $ 200, the real difference in price between the modifications is only $ 47.