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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.


- Best iMac to Buy (2019)
- Best iPad to Buy (2019)

iPad Air

iPad Air

Buy Now Just Updated

  • Apple in March 2019 resurrected the iPad Air with a new 10.5-inch model that features a Touch ID Home button, headphone jack, A12 Bionic processor, Apple Pencil support, and Smart Keyboard compatibility.

  • iPad Air Roundup

Days since last release

122
 

Average

 
654

Recent releases

922
 
692
 
349
 
11

11" iPad Pro

Neutral Mid-product Cycle

  • 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

261
 

Average

 
476

Recent releases

512
 
439
 
12.9

12.9" iPad Pro

Neutral Mid-product Cycle

  • 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

261
 

Average

 
542

Recent releases

512
 
572
 
MacBook Air

MacBook Air

Buy Now Just Updated

  • Apple in July 2019 introduced a minor refresh for the MacBook Air, adding a True Tone display, updated butterfly keyboard, and most importantly, a more affordable price tag starting at $1,099. The MacBook Air continues to feature a Retina display, slim bezels, Touch ID, 8th-gen Intel chips, up to 16GB RAM, and up to a 1.5TB SSD.


MacBook Air Roundup

Days since last release

9
 

Average

 
431

Recent releases

252
 
512
 
819
 
314
 
323
 
364
 
MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro

Buy Now Just Updated

  • 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 May 21, 2019, introducing new 8th and 9th-generation Intel processors and new butterfly keyboard technology. The entry-level machine was refreshed in July 2019.


MacBook Pro Roundup

Days since last release

9
 

Average

 
301

Recent releases

49
 
313
 
402
 
221
 
527
 
294
 
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

121
 

Average

 
383

Recent releases

652
 
601
 
147
 
215
 
387
 
298
 
Mac Mini

Mac Mini

Neutral Mid-product Cycle

  • 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

261
 

Average

 
588

Recent releases

1475
 
723
 
461
 
400
 
238
 
231
 
Mac Pro

Mac Pro

Don't Buy Fall 2019 Update

  • Apple unveiled its new high-end, high-throughput Mac Pro on June 3, 2019, but it won't go on sale until the fall. It'll start at $5,999, so this machine is only for the most serious professional users. In the meantime, Apple's 2013 Mac Pro remains on sale but is extremely outdated.


Mac Pro Roundup

Days since last release

2037
 

Average

 
449

Recent releases

556
 
685
 
511
 
420
 
279
 
240
 
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 iPhone 5 and 5s. The iPod touch was updated on May 28, 2019, with an A10 Fusion chip and storage options up to 256 GB.


iPod Touch Roundup

Days since last release

51
 

Average

 
404

Recent releases

670
 
743
 
384
 
289
 
103
 
233
 
Apple Watch

Apple Watch

Caution Approaching End of 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

307
 

Average

 
418

Recent releases

364
 
371
 
518