Monday, October 24, 2005

What's Inside the Video iPod

Ina Fried at CNET blogs about another teardown of the Apple video iPod that was performed by Wall Strret firm Jeffries & Co. The report (pdf) looks at the various companies and components involved in the manufacturing to the iPod and comes up with a BOM cost of $143.50, which is $7.50 or about 5 percent less than the figure iSuppli came up with last week.

The Jeffries' report breaks down the estimated cost of each component as well as analyzes the potential financial/market impact on the publicly-listed component providers.