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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.

11

11" iPad Pro

Buy Now Just Updated

  • Apple in October introduced an upgraded 11-inch iPad Pro that features a bigger screen in a body the size of the previous 10.5-inch model. New features include an edge-to-edge display that does away with the Home button, slim bezels all the way around, and a TrueDepth camera system that enables Face ID. Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro works with the Apple Pencil 2 and revamped Smart Keyboard.


11" iPad Pro Roundup

Days since last release

146
 

Average

 
476

Recent releases

512
 
439
 
12.9

12.9" iPad Pro

Buy Now Just Updated

  • Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro, updated in October 2018, features the same massive 12.9-inch display in a smaller footprint. It features an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, Face ID enabled through a TrueDepth Camera system, slimmer bezels, no Home button, and a super fast A12X Bionic chip. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro works with the magnetic Apple Pencil 2 and new Smart Keyboard.


12.9" iPad Pro Roundup

Days since last release

146
 

Average

 
542

Recent releases

512
 
572
 
iMac

iMac

Buy Now Just Updated

  • Apple's iMac is an ultra-thin all-in-one desktop computer, available in 21.5- and 27-inch sizes with an array of build-to-order upgrades. The iMac family was updated with 8th- and 9th-generation Intel processors, faster memory, and new Radeon Pro Vega graphics options in March of 2019.


iMac Roundup

Days since last release

6
 

Average

 
383

Recent releases

652
 
601
 
147
 
215
 
387
 
298
 
Mac Mini

Mac Mini

Buy Now Just Updated

  • The Mac mini was refreshed in October 2018 after more than four years without an update. The new machine, which comes in Space Gray, features 4- and 6-core 8th-Generation Intel Core processors up to five times faster than the previous Mac mini, four Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, support for up to 64GB RAM, and all SSD configurations with up to 2TB of storage available. It also includes Apple's T2 chip for added security.


Mac Mini Roundup

Days since last release

146
 

Average

 
588

Recent releases

1475
 
723
 
461
 
400
 
238
 
231
 
MacBook Air

MacBook Air

Buy Now Just Updated

  • Apple in October 2018 introduced a new design for the MacBook Air, its most affordable notebook starting at $1,199. The MacBook Air features a Retina display with slimmer bezels, two Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, 8th-generation Intel chips with Intel UHD graphics, up to 16GB RAM, and up to 1.5TB of SSD storage space. It is equipped with a T2 chip for security and it includes Touch ID along with an upgraded third-gen butterfly keyboard, louder speakers, and a Force Touch trackpad.


MacBook Air Roundup

Days since last release

146
 

Average

 
443

Recent releases

512
 
819
 
314
 
323
 
364
 
327
 
MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro

Caution Approaching End of Cycle

  • Apple's 13- and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros are the company's top-tier portable machines, and Touch Bar-equipped models were updated on July 12, 2018, introducing new 8th-generation Core processors, up to 32 GB of RAM on the 15-inch model, True Tone displays, and more.


MacBook Pro Roundup

Days since last release

256
 

Average

 
329

Recent releases

402
 
221
 
527
 
294
 
280
 
251
 
MacBook

MacBook

Don't Buy Updates Soon

  • The 12-inch MacBook is Apple's thinnest, lightest notebook with a low-power Kaby Lake processor, a Retina display, USB-C, and a revamped trackpad. The MacBook was updated with Intel's Kaby Lake processors, new GPUs, an updated keyboard, and much faster SSDs in June 2017.


MacBook Roundup

Days since last release

658
 

Average

 
394

Recent releases

412
 
375
 
Apple Watch

Apple Watch

Neutral Mid-product Cycle

  • The Apple Watch Series 4 features a new design with a slimmer body, 30% larger display, and electrical sensors for taking ECG readings. There's a faster, more efficient S4 chip and a new gold stainless steel model.


Apple Watch Roundup

Days since last release

192
 

Average

 
418

Recent releases

364
 
371
 
518
 
iPod Touch

iPod Touch

Don't Buy Updates Soon

  • 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 iPhone 5 and 5s. The last hardware update for the iPod touch came in July 2015, and in July 2017 Apple cut prices and reduced the number of storage capacity options.


iPod Touch Roundup

Days since last release

606
 

Average

 
354

Recent releases

743
 
384
 
289
 
103
 
233
 
371