So... How much do you think the new mb costs Apple to make?

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  1. Bwilky macrumors regular

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    So... How much do you think the new Macbook Aluminum costs Apple to make?
     
  2. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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  4. iKennett macrumors 6502

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    Didn't apple mention on a call to shareholders that a new design and manufacturing process will mean Apple wouldn't enjoy such a high profit margin, at-least to start with?

    I'm guessing it's reasonably low compared to past products, however will increase as time moves on!
     
  5. MacsBestFriend macrumors 6502a

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    Well, 30% sounds low considering that an iPod Nano costs 20-40 bucks to make. I think Apple makes 50% on these, so $650 for a 2.0Ghz:apple:

    Welcome to corporate america!:p
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Right... How much were 16GB flash chips going for, again?
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    because the BOM is the only factor..... I mean who cares about the engineering, machining, testing, etc:rolleyes:
     
  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    The cost to make it is only one factor in its retail price. There's research, engineering, shipping, marketing and a host of other costs involved.
     

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