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, 2017307 days619 daysiMac Pro Released
Mac MiniOct. 16, 20141460 days324 daysUpgraded Components
Mac ProApril 4, 2017559 days649 daysComponent Upgrade, Price Drop
MacBookJune 5, 2017497 days410 daysComponent Update
MacBook AirJune 5, 2017497 days343 daysComponent Update
MacBook ProJuly 12, 201895 days308 daysComponent Update to Touchbar models

Mobile Products Buyer's Guide

ProductLast UpdateDays Since UpdateAverage UpdateUpdate Type
iPhoneSept. 12, 201833 days388 daysNew Models
iPadMarch 27, 2018202 days366 daysNew 9.7" model with A10 chip, Retina Display and Apple Pencil Support
iPad MiniMarch 21, 2017573 days322 daysiPad Min 2 discontinued.
Pad Mini 4 - increased Storage
iPad ProJune 5, 2017497 days212 days10.5" Initial Release
iPod TouchJuly 27, 2017445 days602 daysPrice Drop

Misc. Apple Products Buyer's Guide

ProductLast UpdateDays Since UpdateAverage UpdateUpdate Type
Apple Watch 3Sept. 12,2017398 daysInitial ReleaseNew Model
Apple Watch 4Sept. 12, 201833 daysInitial ReleaseNew Model
Apple TVSept. 12, 2017398 days588 daysNew Model
HomePodFebruary 9, 2018248 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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