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
iMacDecember 14, 2017363 days619 daysiMac Pro Released
Mac MiniOct. 30, 201841 days420 daysCompleted Updated Model
Mac ProApril 4, 2017615 days649 daysComponent Upgrade, Price Drop
MacBookJune 5, 2017553 days410 daysComponent Update
MacBook AirOctober 30, 201841 days358 daysComponent Update
MacBook ProJuly 12, 2018151 days308 daysComponent Update to Touchbar models

Mobile Products Buyer's Guide

ProductLast UpdateDays Since UpdateAverage UpdateUpdate Type
iPhoneSept. 12, 201889 days388 daysNew Models
iPadMarch 27, 2018258 days366 daysNew 9.7" model with A10 chip, Retina Display and Apple Pencil Support
iPad MiniMarch 21, 2017629 days322 daysiPad Min 2 discontinued.
Pad Mini 4 - increased Storage
iPad ProOctober 30, 201841 days287 daysUpdated models
iPod TouchJuly 27, 2017501 days602 daysPrice Drop

Misc. Apple Products Buyer's Guide

ProductLast UpdateDays Since UpdateAverage UpdateUpdate Type
Apple Watch 3Sept. 12,2017454 daysInitial ReleaseNew Model
Apple Watch 4Sept. 12, 201889 daysInitial ReleaseNew Model
Apple TVSept. 12, 2017454 days588 daysNew Model
HomePodFebruary 9, 2018304 daysInitial ReleaseNew Product

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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