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
iMacMarch 19, 2019151 days684 daysiMac Processor Upgrade
Mac MiniOct. 30, 2018291 days420 daysCompleted Updated Model
Mac ProApril 4, 2017865 days649 daysComponent Upgrade, Price Drop
MacBookJune 5, 2017803 days410 daysComponent Update
MacBook AirOctober 30, 2018291 days358 daysComponent Update
MacBook ProJuly 12, 2018401 days308 daysComponent Update to Touchbar models

Mobile Products Buyer's Guide

ProductLast UpdateDays Since UpdateAverage UpdateUpdate Type
iPhoneSept. 12, 2018339 days388 daysNew Models
iPadMarch 18, 2019152 days365 daysNew iPad Air with A12 Bionic Chip and Apple Pencil support.
iPad MiniMarch 18, 2019152 days390 daysiPad Min 5 Released
iPad ProOctober 30, 2018291 days287 daysUpdated models
iPod TouchJuly 27, 2017751 days602 daysPrice Drop

Misc. Apple Products Buyer's Guide

ProductLast UpdateDays Since UpdateAverage UpdateUpdate Type
Apple Watch 3Sept. 12,2017704 daysInitial ReleaseNew Model
Apple Watch 4Sept. 12, 2018339 daysInitial ReleaseNew Model
Apple TVSept. 12, 2017704 days588 daysNew Model
HomePodFebruary 9, 2018554 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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