Analyst Puts iPad Mini Build Cost At $195, Pricing Said To Start At $329 For 40% Gross Margin

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http://techcrunch.com – Apple’s iPad mini announcement is set for early next week, and the big variable still remains price. Now, a couple of new reports that surfaced this weekend shed a little more light on what we might expect with pricing. KGI Securities analysts Ming-Chi Kuo has an early look at the likely bill-of-materials (BOM) for the iPad mini, and 9t05Mac reports on likely U.S. retail pricing, meaning we can take a closer look at how the iPad mini might figure into Apple’s existing lineup when it comes to comparing gross margins. Kuo’s estimate of the BOM and manufacturing costs of an iPad (IT news)