While we certainly cannot be surprised, images of the back of the next-generation iPad depict a tablet that has slimmed down in all dimensions (new iPad dimensions will certainly be substantially smaller) to become less of a big brother to its miniature counterpart - in fact, if these images are to be believed (we would not cast a shadow of doubt), then what we will henceforth refer to as iPad 5 will also borrow the chamfered design that the mini and iPhone 5 are adorned with.
Two weeks after Steve Jobs' introduction of the iPad at a special media event, research firm iSuppli tallied the unit's estimated component costs for a 16 GB Wi-FI iPad to be about $219, as opposed to its retail price of $499. Per Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the firm's estimates offered some indication of a healthy profit margin for Apple on the device, although excluding numerous other expenses such as research and development, marketing, and licensing from the study.
Even though the FCC didn't bother to test the radiation output of the device, they apparently found the time to perform a fairly extensive teardown of the iPad and post a full photo gallery. Unfortunately the specific chips are covered, so if you're interested in getting a close look at them, you'll have to wait for iFixit's teardown (assuming they do one).
Update: Our pals at MacRumors have discovered that the obscured portions of the photos were actually blacked out using a layer embedded in the original PDF. The layer has since been removed, exposing chip details. iFixit is currently analyzing the photos for chip details.
Updated photo gallery after the break!