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, 201988 days684 daysiMac Processor Upgrade
Mac MiniOct. 30, 2018228 days420 daysCompleted Updated Model
Mac ProApril 4, 2017802 days649 daysComponent Upgrade, Price Drop
MacBookJune 5, 2017740 days410 daysComponent Update
MacBook AirOctober 30, 2018228 days358 daysComponent Update
MacBook ProJuly 12, 2018338 days308 daysComponent Update to Touchbar models

Mobile Products Buyer's Guide

ProductLast UpdateDays Since UpdateAverage UpdateUpdate Type
iPhoneSept. 12, 2018276 days388 daysNew Models
iPadMarch 18, 201989 days365 daysNew iPad Air with A12 Bionic Chip and Apple Pencil support.
iPad MiniMarch 18, 201989 days390 daysiPad Min 5 Released
iPad ProOctober 30, 2018228 days287 daysUpdated models
iPod TouchJuly 27, 2017688 days602 daysPrice Drop

Misc. Apple Products Buyer's Guide

ProductLast UpdateDays Since UpdateAverage UpdateUpdate Type
Apple Watch 3Sept. 12,2017641 daysInitial ReleaseNew Model
Apple Watch 4Sept. 12, 2018276 daysInitial ReleaseNew Model
Apple TVSept. 12, 2017641 days588 daysNew Model
HomePodFebruary 9, 2018491 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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