Deconstructing Apple's Tiny iPod Shuffle

A teardown by researchers shows the device's components cost a mere 28% of its retail pricea fat profit margin. Biggest supplier: Samsung

When the first iPod graced store shelves almost eight years ago, it could pack about 1,000 songs into roughly the same space as a deck of playing cards. A new iteration of the digital music player called the shuffle packs the same number of songs into a space that's about the same size as your pinky finger.

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