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
iMacJune 5, 201720 days687 daysComponent Update, iMac pro Released
Mac MiniOct. 16, 2014983 days324 daysUpgraded Components
Mac ProApril 4, 201782 days649 daysComponent Upgrade, Price Drop
MacBookJune 5, 201720 days410 daysComponent Update
MacBook AirJune 5, 201720 days343 daysComponent Update
MacBook ProJune 5, 201720 days302 daysComponent Update

Mobile Products Buyer's Guide

ProductLast UpdateDays Since UpdateAverage UpdateUpdate Type
iPhoneSept. 7, 2016291 days392 daysNew Models
iPadMarch 31, 201786 days367 days5th Gen iPad
Replaces iPad Air 2,
A9 Chip Update,
Brighter Retina Display.
iPad MiniMarch 21, 201796 days322 daysiPad Min 2 discontinued.
Pad Mini 4 - increased Storage
iPad ProJune 5, 2017Sept. 7, 201620 days212 days10.5" Initial Release
iPod TouchJuly 15, 2015711 days574 daysUpdated Components
iPod NanoJuly 15, 2015711 days515 daysNew Colors
iPod ShuffleJuly 15, 2015711 days767 daysNew Colors

Misc. Apple Products Buyer's Guide

ProductLast UpdateDays Since UpdateAverage UpdateUpdate Type
Apple Watch 1Sept. 7, 2016291 days173 daysProcessor Upgrade
Apple Watch 2Sept. 7, 2016291 daysInitial ReleaseNew Model
Apple TVOct. 9, 2015625 days559 daysNew Model
HomePodJune 5, 201720 days0 DaysInitial Release

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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