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
iMacOct. 13, 2015530 days696 daysDisplay Upgrade
Mac MiniOct. 16, 2014892 days324 daysUpgraded Components
Mac ProDec. 19, 20131193 days538 days2nd Gen Release
MacBookApril 19, 2016341 days407 daysProcessor Upgrade
MacBook AirApril 9, 2016351 days334 daysRAM Upgrade
MacBook ProOct. 27, 2016150 days303 daysNew Models Introduced

Mobile Products Buyer's Guide

ProductLast UpdateDays Since UpdateAverage UpdateUpdate Type
iPhoneSept. 7, 2016200 days392 daysNew Models
iPadMarch 21, 20175 days369 daysReplaces iPad Air 2, A9 chip, brighter Retina display
iPad MiniMarch 21, 20175 days322 daysiPad Min 2 discontinued. iPad Mini 4 - increased Storage
iPad Pro 9.7"Sept. 7, 2016200 days160 daysPrice Drop
iPad Pro 12.9"Sept. 7, 2016200 days364 daysPrice Drop
iPod TouchJuly 15, 2015620 days574 daysUpdated Components
iPod NanoJuly 15, 2015620 days514 daysNew Colors
iPod ShuffleJuly 15, 2015620 days767 daysNew Colors

Misc. Apple Products Buyer's Guide

ProductLast UpdateDays Since UpdateAverage UpdateUpdate Type
Apple Watch 1Sept. 7, 2016200 days173 daysProcessor Upgrade
Apple Watch 2Sept. 7, 2016200 daysInitial ReleaseNew Model
Apple TVOct. 9, 2015534 days559 daysNew Model

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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