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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.

- 2024 iPhone Buyer's Guide
- 2024 iPad Buyer's Guide
- 2024 Apple Watch Buyer's Guide

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

iMac

iMac

Buy Now
Just Updated

Apple's 24-inch iMac was updated with the M3 chip on October 30, 2023. A model with 8-core graphics starts at $1,299 and is available in green, pink, blue, and silver, while a model with 10-core graphics starts at $1,499 and is available in those same four colors plus yellow, orange, and purple.


iMac Roundup

Best iMac Deals

Days since last release

Average

 
515

Recent releases

AirPods Pro

AirPods Pro

Buy Now
Just Updated

At its September 2023 media event, Apple released second-generation AirPods Pro with a USB-C charging port on the case, replacing the previous Lightning port. While the new AirPods Pro are still referred to as second-generation, the earbuds themselves also seem to have some improvements including better dust resistance and exclusive support for Lossless Audio when paired with the upcoming Vision Pro headset.


AirPods Pro Roundup

Best AirPods Deals

Days since last release

Average

 
708

Recent releases

1047
HomePod

HomePod

Buy Now
Just Updated

Nearly two years after discontinuing the original HomePod, Apple in January 2023 introduced an updated model powered by an S7 chip and featuring a four-inch woofer, five tweeters, four microphones, a U1 chip for Ultra Wideband features like handing off music from an iPhone, and support for Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos.


HomePod Roundup

Best HomePod Deals

Days since last release

Average

 
1818

Recent releases

1818
AirPods

AirPods

Don't Buy
Updates Soon

The third-generation AirPods were introduced in October 2021 and include spatial audio support, longer battery life, and a new design. They are priced at $179 with a MagSafe wireless charging case, and a $169 version with a wired Lightning charging case was introduced in September 2022. Apple is also continuing to sell the second-generation AirPods with wired charging case for $129.


AirPods Roundup

Best AirPods Deals

Days since last release

Average

 
885

Recent releases

Vision Pro

Vision Pro

Buy Now
Order Now, Available Feb 2

Apple Vision Pro is Apple's first wearable headset device, offering a mixed-reality "spatial computing" experience. It's priced starting at $3,499, with pre-orders underway in the U.S. ahead of a February 2 launch.


Vision Pro Roundup

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Recent releases

Apple Watch

Apple Watch

Neutral
Mid-product Cycle

Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 9 in September 2023, bringing a significant leap in processing power with a new S9 system-in-package and adding a new double finger-tap gesture, brighter display, faster on-device Siri, and more. The Apple Watch Series 9 starts at $399 for GPS and $499 for GPS+Cellular.


Apple Watch Roundup

Days since last release

Average

 
365

Recent releases

Apple TV

Apple TV

Caution
Approaching End of Cycle

The third-generation Apple TV 4K was introduced in October 2022 and is equipped with an A15 Bionic chip for improved performance and HDR10+ support for the best possible video quality, while the Siri Remote now charges via USB-C. A 64GB model is priced at $129, while a 128GB model at $149 adds Ethernet and Thread smart home networking.


Apple TV Roundup

Best Apple TV 4K Deals

Days since last release

Average

 
738

Recent releases

1323
1097
Apple Watch SE

Apple Watch SE

Caution
Approaching End of Cycle

Apple updated the Apple Watch SE in September 2022 with an S8 chip, a lighter, color-matched nylon composite material for the back, and new Crash Detection, international roaming, and Low Power Mode features. Pricing starts at $249 for GPS models and $299 for GPS+Cellular models. New bands and packaging launched in September 2023 as part of Apple's push toward carbon neutral products, but the watch hardware itself is unchanged.


Apple Watch SE Roundup

Days since last release

Average

 
722

Recent releases