So the teardown is only important to the next company that will make the next solid state media player/displayer to compete with the iPad? So Apple's products are made in China with a quality and longevity to match. And with totally controlled content also from Apple. Sounds more like monopoly and less like innovation. The manufacturing Tech in the iPad has been around for years. So Apple's revenue stream is more about gizmodoland and very little about innovation.
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