iSupply took the tiny player apart and has determined it costs Apple just $90 in matrials, and $8 in labor to build the 2GB iPod Nano. The margins of course get fatter on the 4GB because labor costs stay fixed. This margin is consistent with Apple’s earlier iPodq.

Furthermore, Steve Jobs apparently won’t accept any product that has less then a 20% margin.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."