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, 2015558 days696 daysDisplay Upgrade
Mac MiniOct. 16, 2014920 days324 daysUpgraded Components
Mac ProApril 4, 201719 days649 daysComponent Upgrade, Price Drop
MacBookApril 19, 2016369 days407 daysProcessor Upgrade
MacBook AirApril 9, 2016379 days334 daysRAM Upgrade
MacBook ProOct. 27, 2016178 days303 daysNew Models Introduced

Mobile Products Buyer's Guide

ProductLast UpdateDays Since UpdateAverage UpdateUpdate Type
iPhoneSept. 7, 2016228 days392 daysNew Models
iPadMarch 21, 201733 days369 daysReplaces iPad Air 2, A9 chip, brighter Retina display
iPad MiniMarch 21, 201733 days322 daysiPad Min 2 discontinued. iPad Mini 4 - increased Storage
iPad Pro 9.7"Sept. 7, 2016228 days160 daysPrice Drop
iPad Pro 12.9"Sept. 7, 2016228 days364 daysPrice Drop
iPod TouchJuly 15, 2015648 days574 daysUpdated Components
iPod NanoJuly 15, 2015648 days514 daysNew Colors
iPod ShuffleJuly 15, 2015648 days767 daysNew Colors

Misc. Apple Products Buyer's Guide

ProductLast UpdateDays Since UpdateAverage UpdateUpdate Type
Apple Watch 1Sept. 7, 2016228 days173 daysProcessor Upgrade
Apple Watch 2Sept. 7, 2016228 daysInitial ReleaseNew Model
Apple TVOct. 9, 2015562 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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