Glass received a few teardowns after its commercial launch last year, but they hadn't come hand-in-hand with detailed part-cost estimates, with the exception of a China Post report singling out the eyewear's liquid crystal on silicon display rig as having an estimated $30 cost.
Teardown.com's estimates mostly seemed reasonable, at least on a wholesale basis: $5.66 for a 5 MP camera, $13.96 for a processor, $8.18 for 16 GB of NAND memory, and so on. But compared to China Post's 2013 guess, Teardown.com's estimate for Glass's high-PPI "display/touchscreen and glass" seemed too cheap to believe: just $3.
Google Glass reportedly costs under $100 to manufacture
Posted on Thursday, May 01 2014 @ 10:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck