iSuppli again takes their mighty hands to dismantle the 6th generation iPod nano to estimate the cost to build the device. And yes, they find out the new iPod nano is placed second to the lowest cost of iPod ever built. Learn more after the break.
iSuppli claims that the new iPod nano cost Apple $43.73 to build just second to the lowest 4th generation with estimates of $40.80. The reason why we didn’t see any updates on the nand flash memory($14.40), because it is the most costly part of the device prior to touchscreen($11.50), at this point, the lower cost to build should mean that Apple gets higher profit margins on the new nano. That’s why we even think why the camera is ditch on the latest iPod nano design.
The total bill of material (BOM) is $43.73 and $1.37 for the manufacturing, that makes the whole $45.10 (BOM and Manufacturing). Looking at the price of 8GB 6th Gen Nano will cost you $143.54, yes, you’ll see the profit clearly even you take half of the remaining ($143.54 – $45.10 = $98.44) for promotions and marketing.