Apple Tech Talk Buyer’s Guide

Use the information below to help you decide if the time is right to upgrade your Apple hardware.  Average Update Days is calculated based on the complete history of the product line.  For details of the update events, check out our Product History pages for Mac Products, Mobile Products and Misc. Products.

Mac Buyer's Guide

ProductLast UpdateDays Since UpdateAverage UpdateUpdate Type
iMacJune 5, 2017191 days687 daysComponent Update, iMac pro Released
Mac MiniOct. 16, 20141154 days324 daysUpgraded Components
Mac ProApril 4, 2017253 days649 daysComponent Upgrade, Price Drop
MacBookJune 5, 2017191 days410 daysComponent Update
MacBook AirJune 5, 2017191 days343 daysComponent Update
MacBook ProJune 5, 2017191 days302 daysComponent Update

Mobile Products Buyer's Guide

ProductLast UpdateDays Since UpdateAverage UpdateUpdate Type
iPhoneSept. 12, 201792 days367 daysNew Models
iPadMarch 31, 2017257 days367 days5th Gen iPad
Replaces iPad Air 2,
A9 Chip Update,
Brighter Retina Display.
iPad MiniMarch 21, 2017267 days322 daysiPad Min 2 discontinued.
Pad Mini 4 - increased Storage
iPad ProJune 5, 2017Sept. 7, 2016191 days212 days10.5" Initial Release
iPod TouchJuly 27, 2017139 days602 daysPrice Drop

Misc. Apple Products Buyer's Guide

ProductLast UpdateDays Since UpdateAverage UpdateUpdate Type
Apple Watch 1Sept. 7, 2016462 days173 daysProcessor Upgrade
Apple Watch 3Sept. 12, 201792 daysInitial ReleaseNew Model
Apple TVSept. 12, 201792 days588 daysNew Model
HomePodJune 5, 2017191 days0 DaysInitial Release

The data provided here is based on generally available information.  Apple Tech Talk assumes no responsibility for incorrect dates or the accuracy of the information.

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