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.

In-Depth Guides

- iPhone Buyer's Guide (2020)
- Best iMac to Buy (2020)
- Best iPad to Buy (2020)
- Best Apple Watch to Buy (2020)

- Best AirPods Deals
- Best HomePod Deals
- Best Apple TV 4K Deals
- Best MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Deals
- Best iMac Deals
- Best iPad Deals

iPhone SE

iPhone SE

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Just Updated

  • The original iPhone SE was a budget 4-inch iPhone before being discontinued in 2018, but Apple revived the name in April 2020 with a new 4.7-inch model that looks like an iPhone 8 with internals similar to those of the iPhone 11. It features an A13 Bionic chip, 3GB RAM, and a low starting price of $399. Comes in white, black, and red, and comes with 64, 128, or 256GB of storage.


iPhone SE Roundup

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495

Recent releases

1123
11

11" iPad Pro

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Just Updated

  • The 11-inch iPad Pro was updated in March 2020 with a faster A12Z Bionic chip, a new 10MP Ultra Wide camera to complement the traditional 12MP camera, a LiDAR depth scanner for improved augmented reality experiences, and more. There's also a new Magic Keyboard with Trackpad coming in May, and the new iPad Pro models continue to work with the Apple Pencil 2.

  • 11" iPad Pro Roundup

Days since last release

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485

Recent releases

12.9

12.9" iPad Pro

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Just Updated

  • The 12.9-inch iPad Pro was updated in March 2020 with a faster A12Z Bionic chip, a new 10MP Ultra Wide camera to complement the traditional 12MP camera, a LiDAR depth scanner for improved augmented reality experiences, and more. There's also a new Magic Keyboard with Trackpad coming in May, and the new iPad Pro models continue to work with the Apple Pencil 2.

  • 12.9" iPad Pro Roundup

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530

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iPhone 11

iPhone 11

Caution
Approaching End of Cycle

  • 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

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364

Recent releases

iPhone 11 Pro

iPhone 11 Pro

Don't Buy
Updates Soon

  • 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

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343

Recent releases

13

13" MacBook Pro

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Just Updated

  • Updated 13" MacBook Pro released in May 2020 with Magic Keyboard, more standard internal storage, and more. Higher-end models are equipped with Intel's latest 10th-generation processors and up to 32GB of RAM, while lower-end models continue to use 8th-generation chips and are limited to 16GB of RAM.


13" MacBook Pro Roundup

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398

Recent releases

Mac Mini

Mac Mini

Buy Now
Storage Bump Only

  • The Mac mini received a minor update in March 2020, doubling the amount of storage on each of the two standard configurations, which essentially amounts to a $200 price cut. The Mac mini is otherwise unchanged compared to the models released in October 2018, featuring 4- and 6-core 8th-Generation Intel Core processors, 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

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634

Recent releases

MacBook Air

MacBook Air

Buy Now
Just Updated

  • Apple in March 2020 updated the MacBook Air with more internal storage, 10th-generation Intel processors, and most importantly, a more reliable scissor-switch keyboard. It also received a $100 price cut to start at $999, and it continues to feature a Retina display, slim bezels, Touch ID, up to 16GB RAM, and up to a 2TB SSD.


MacBook Air Roundup

Days since last release

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412

Recent releases

16

16" MacBook Pro

Caution
Approaching End of Cycle

  • The 16" MacBook Pro debuted in November 2019 with a slightly larger screen than its 15" predecessor, an improved scissor-switch Magic Keyboard, 9th-generation Intel processors, and a new physical Escape key alongside the Touch Bar. A new high-end graphics option was added in June 2020.


16" MacBook Pro Roundup

Days since last release

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322

Recent releases

iMac

iMac

Don't Buy
Updates Soon

  • 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

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383

Recent releases

HomePod

HomePod

Caution
Cheaper Model Rumored

  • HomePod is Apple's answer to the Amazon Echo, but with more of a focus on music and sound quality. HomePod includes impressive sound and also supports Siri commands. Launched February 9, 2018.


HomePod Roundup

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