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Buyer's Guide

This page provides a product summary for each Apple model. The intent is to provide our best recommendations regarding current product cycles, and to provide a summary of currently available rumors for each model.

This page is based on rumors and speculation and we provide no guarantee to its accuracy.

iPod Touch

iPod Touch

Buy Now Just Updated

The iPod touch is Apple's only iPod running iOS, offering access to the App Store and the same 4-inch Retina display found on the company's latest iPhone models. Apple recently cut prices across the board on the iPod touch and upgraded the low-end 16 GB model to feature the same rear camera and Loop wrist strap support found on 32 GB and 64 GB models.


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Days since last release

85
 

Average

 
292

Recent releases

289
 
103
 
233
 
371
 
398
 
357
 
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iPhone

iPhone

Don't Buy Updates Soon

Apple recently introduced the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Both devices will launch on September 19 in the first wave of countries. The first reviews describe the units as "thin and sexy", "bigger and better", with impressive battery life


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Days since last release

364
 

Average

 
342

Recent releases

364
 
353
 
467
 
370
 
344
 
156
 
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iPod Nano

iPod Nano

Don't Buy Updates Soon

The iPod nano saw its last significant update in September 2012, with a minor September 2013 seeing only the replacement of the previous "slate" color option with "space gray". There have been no credible rumors about the future of the iPod nano, and it remains unclear what Apple's plans are for the line.


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Days since last release

374
 

Average

 
366

Recent releases

336
 
371
 
398
 
357
 
365
 
370
 
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iPod Shuffle

iPod Shuffle

Don't Buy Updates Soon

At $49, the clip-on 2 GB iPod shuffle is Apple's cheapest and smallest iPod model. Aside from changes to color options, the iPod shuffle has not been updated since September 2010 and it is unclear whether Apple has any plans for significant updates.


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Days since last release

374
 

Average

 
366

Recent releases

1105
 
357
 
182
 
183
 
203
 
167
 
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iPod Classic

iPod Classic

Don't Buy Discontinued

After five years with no updates, the iPod classic was finally discontinued on September 9, 2014 alongside Apple's introduction of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.


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Days since last release

1836
 

Average

 
277

Recent releases

365
 
370
 
358
 
335
 
106
 
125
 
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Mac Pro

Mac Pro

Neutral Mid-product Cycle

Apple's radically redesigned pro desktop launched on December 19, bringing Intel's latest Ivy Bridge E Xeon processors, dual AMD FirePro graphics chips, and fast PCI Express-based flash storage.


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Days since last release

274
 

Average

 
449

Recent releases

556
 
685
 
511
 
420
 
279
 
240
 
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Mac Mini

Mac Mini

Don't Buy Updates Soon

Less powerful than other Apple desktop offerings like the iMac and the Mac Pro, the Mac mini is Apple's most affordable and compact desktop computer. Billed as "Bring your own display, keyboard, and mouse" device, It is available in both standard and Server configurations.


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Days since last release

696
 

Average

 
373

Recent releases

461
 
400
 
238
 
231
 
574
 
335
 
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MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro

Don't Buy Old, But Updates Unlikely

Apple's non-Retina MacBook Pro line has been whittled down to a single 13-inch model that has not been updated since June 2012. Further updates are unlikely, as the company will likely simply discontinue the model as Retina MacBook Pro models have become more affordable and popular. The model received a $100 price cut in July 2014.


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Days since last release

830
 

Average

 
261

Recent releases

231
 
242
 
317
 
309
 
237
 
231
 
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Apple TV

Apple TV

Caution Old, But Timing Unclear

Positioned as Apple's "hobby" project, the Apple TV could evolve into a key product as Apple works to revolutionize the television industry through revamped content delivery systems and hardware. Another set-top box is in the works and it could be followed by an Apple television set in the future.


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Days since last release

926
 

Average

 
377

Recent releases

553
 
352
 
608
 
230
 
141
 
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