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, 2017132 days619 daysiMac Pro Released
Mac MiniOct. 16, 20141285 days324 daysUpgraded Components
Mac ProApril 4, 2017384 days649 daysComponent Upgrade, Price Drop
MacBookJune 5, 2017322 days410 daysComponent Update
MacBook AirJune 5, 2017322 days343 daysComponent Update
MacBook ProJune 5, 2017322 days302 daysComponent Update

Mobile Products Buyer's Guide

ProductLast UpdateDays Since UpdateAverage UpdateUpdate Type
iPhoneSept. 12, 2017223 days367 daysNew Models
iPadMarch 27, 201827 days366 daysNew 9.7" model with A10 chip, Retina Display and Apple Pencil Support
iPad MiniMarch 21, 2017398 days322 daysiPad Min 2 discontinued.
Pad Mini 4 - increased Storage
iPad ProJune 5, 2017322 days212 days10.5" Initial Release
iPod TouchJuly 27, 2017270 days602 daysPrice Drop

Misc. Apple Products Buyer's Guide

ProductLast UpdateDays Since UpdateAverage UpdateUpdate Type
Apple Watch 1Sept. 7, 2016593 days173 daysProcessor Upgrade
Apple Watch 3Sept. 12, 2017223 daysInitial ReleaseNew Model
Apple TVSept. 12, 2017223 days588 daysNew Model
HomePodFebruary 9, 201873 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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