iPod Stats

  • Apple outsources the entire manufacture of the iPod to a number of Asian enterprises, among them Asustek, Inventec Appliances and Foxconn.
  • 451 parts go into the iPod.
  • The most expensive part is the hard drived which is manufactured by Toshiba.  It costs about $73.  The next most costly components are the display module (about $20), the video/multimedia processor chip ($8) and the controller chip ($5).
  • Apple gets $80 for each video iPods it sells


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