MacRumors

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.

- iPhone Buyer's Guide (2019)
- Best iMac to Buy (2019)
- Best iPad to Buy (2019)

iPhone 11

iPhone 11

Buy Now Just Updated

  • Apple unveiled the iPhone 11 on September 10 with new colors, a dual-lens camera, improved durability, and a faster A13 chip. Pricing starts at $699, and iPhone 11 is sold alongside iPhone 11 Pro ($999) and iPhone 11 Pro Max ($1099).


iPhone 11 Roundup

Days since last release

87
 

Average

 
364

Recent releases

329
 
399
 
371
 
363
 
365
 
357
 
iPhone 11 Pro

iPhone 11 Pro

Buy Now Just Updated

  • Apple in September 2019 unveiled the new iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max with triple-lens cameras, A13 chips, faster Face ID, Night Mode, shatter resistant glass, improved water resistance and more. iPhone 11 Pro starts at $999, iPhone 11 Pro Max starts at $1099.

  • iPhone 11 Pro Roundup

Days since last release

87
 

Average

 
343

Recent releases

364
 
322
 
11

11" iPad Pro

Don't Buy Updates Soon

  • 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

405
 

Average

 
476

Recent releases

512
 
439
 
12.9

12.9" iPad Pro

Caution Approaching End of 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

405
 

Average

 
542

Recent releases

512
 
572
 
MacBook Air

MacBook Air

Neutral Mid-product Cycle

  • 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 1TB SSD.


MacBook Air Roundup

Days since last release

153
 

Average

 
431

Recent releases

252
 
512
 
819
 
314
 
323
 
364
 
iMac

iMac

Caution Approaching End of Cycle

  • 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

265
 

Average

 
383

Recent releases

652
 
601
 
147
 
215
 
387
 
298
 
Mac Mini

Mac Mini

Caution Approaching End of 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

405
 

Average

 
588

Recent releases

1475
 
723
 
461
 
400
 
238
 
231
 
Mac Pro

Mac Pro

Don't Buy Orders December 10

  • Apple unveiled its new high-end, high-throughput Mac Pro on June 3, 2019, and it goes on sale December 10. 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

2181
 

Average

 
449

Recent releases

556
 
685
 
511
 
420
 
279
 
240
 
iPod Touch

iPod Touch

Neutral Mid-product Cycle

  • 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

195
 

Average

 
404

Recent releases

670
 
743
 
384
 
289
 
103
 
233