Apple iPad Mini’s Predicted Price

Apple is predicted to splurge $195 to $254 in its path of building the various models of the rumored 7.85-inch iPad which is projected to be sold at a rate lower than the usual margin of its rates. This is the initiatory breakdown of the components and manufacturing costs of the said iPad mini.

The estimation of the bill of materials (BOM) including the manufacturing costs for the iPad mini of Apples is to range from $195 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi model, to $254.50 for the top-of-the-line 64 GB 4G LTE version. This said research note is accorded to by Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of the KGI Securities.

By way of comparison, these numbers with purportedly leaked retail prices from the UK, Apple will be seeing gross profit margins of 35 percent to 58 percent, which way lower than its other iDevice offerings.

The considered low profit margin product Apple third generation iPad grasps a 37 percent to 51 percent margin rate. As a disparity, the iPhone 5 is approximated to bring in gigantic margins of 68 percent to 72 percent.

The iPad mini’s ardent pricing make up could perplex competitors’ endeavor to infringe on Apple’s industry on leading the mobile device marketshare. As per report earlier, adversarial producers are taking great benefit of the evolving trade for 5- to 9-inch devices. It is eventually a gap directly situated between the iPhone and 9.7-inch iPad that Apple has yet to plug.


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Written by: Björn A.