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, 2017438 days619 daysiMac Pro Released
Mac MiniOct. 30, 2018116 days420 daysCompleted Updated Model
Mac ProApril 4, 2017690 days649 daysComponent Upgrade, Price Drop
MacBookJune 5, 2017628 days410 daysComponent Update
MacBook AirOctober 30, 2018116 days358 daysComponent Update
MacBook ProJuly 12, 2018226 days308 daysComponent Update to Touchbar models

Mobile Products Buyer's Guide

ProductLast UpdateDays Since UpdateAverage UpdateUpdate Type
iPhoneSept. 12, 2018164 days388 daysNew Models
iPadMarch 27, 2018333 days366 daysNew 9.7" model with A10 chip, Retina Display and Apple Pencil Support
iPad MiniMarch 21, 2017704 days322 daysiPad Min 2 discontinued.
Pad Mini 4 - increased Storage
iPad ProOctober 30, 2018116 days287 daysUpdated models
iPod TouchJuly 27, 2017576 days602 daysPrice Drop

Misc. Apple Products Buyer's Guide

ProductLast UpdateDays Since UpdateAverage UpdateUpdate Type
Apple Watch 3Sept. 12,2017529 daysInitial ReleaseNew Model
Apple Watch 4Sept. 12, 2018164 daysInitial ReleaseNew Model
Apple TVSept. 12, 2017529 days588 daysNew Model
HomePodFebruary 9, 2018379 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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