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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.


    iPhone / iPad / iPod
    iPhone
    iPad
    iPod Touch
    iPod Shuffle
    iPod Nano
    iPod Classic
    Portables
    MacBook Pro
    MacBook Air
    Other
    Apple Cinema Display
    Desktop Macs
    Mac Mini
    iMac
    Mac Pro


    MacBook AirRecommendationBuy Now! Product just updatedLast ReleaseJuly 20, 2011Days Since Update57 (Avg = 321)
    Recent Rumors
    09/12: Apple Preps for Thunderbolt Display Release with MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update
    07/29: New MacBook Air Using Scaled-Down Thunderbolt Chip
    07/26: Apple Finishing Up Work on an Ultra-Thin 15" Mac Notebook [Updated]
    07/26: Apple Still Using SSDs With Varying Speeds on New MacBook Air
    07/21: Teardown Confirms Apple Still Using Modular Solid-State Drive on New MacBook Air
    Read More Rumors...
    Recent Releases
    ???57 days
    07/2011273 days
    10/2010499 days
    06/2009237 days
    10/2008273 days
    01/20080 days



    Apple Cinema DisplayRecommendationBuy Now! Product just updatedLast ReleaseJuly 20, 2011Days Since Update57 (Avg = 310)
    Recent Rumors
    09/15: Thunderbolt Displays Shipping to Customers
    09/12: Apple Preps for Thunderbolt Display Release with MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update
    07/20: Notes of Interest on OS X Lion, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, and Display Announcements
    07/20: Apple Releases New Sandy Bridge Mac Minis and Thunderbolt Display
    07/15: Apple's Upcoming Hardware Refresh to Include Thunderbolt LED Display, Not MacBook [Updated x4]
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    Recent Releases
    ???57 days
    07/2011358 days
    07/2010651 days
    10/2008559 days
    04/2007240 days
    08/2006132 days



    Mac MiniRecommendationBuy Now! Product just updatedLast ReleaseJuly 20, 2011Days Since Update57 (Avg = 265)
    Recent Rumors
    09/14: Apple Moves Closer to Thunderbolt Display Release with MacBook Pro and Mac Mini Firmware Updates
    07/22: Mac Mini Teardown Reveals Potential for User-Installable Second Hard Drive
    07/21: New Mac Mini Benchmarks Show Significant Performance Gains
    07/20: Notes of Interest on OS X Lion, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, and Display Announcements
    07/20: Apple Releases New Sandy Bridge Mac Minis and Thunderbolt Display
    Read More Rumors...
    Recent Releases
    ???57 days
    07/2011400 days
    06/2010238 days
    10/2009231 days
    03/2009574 days
    08/2007335 days
    iPadRecommendationNeutral - Mid-product cycleLast ReleaseMarch 11, 2011Days Since Update189 (Avg = 342)


    Recent Rumors
    09/14: Sprint-Specific iPad Ready for Launch as Soon as Next Month?
    09/14: Apple's iPad Tops Worldwide Tablet Market in 2Q11 with 68% of Shipments
    09/14: Apple Reportedly Ready to Begin iPad Production in Brazil
    09/13: Survey Suggests 'Unprecedented' Demand for iPhone 5
    09/12: NBC, TNT and TBS Bring Full-Length TV Episodes to iOS Devices
    Read More Rumors...
    Recent Releases
    ???189 days
    03/2011342 days
    04/20100 days
    iMacRecommendationNeutral - Mid-product cycleLast ReleaseMay 03, 2011Days Since Update135 (Avg = 229)


    Recent Rumors
    08/24: Apple Releases iMac Graphics Firmware Update to Address Freezing Issues
    07/12: Apple Could Adopt AMD's New Radeon HD 6990M GPU for Next iMac
    06/15: 27-Inch iMac Core i7 With SSD Is Fastest Mac Ever
    06/08: Apple Addresses Graphics Issues on Mid 2011 iMacs With Firmware Update
    05/12: Apple Restricts Hard Drive Replacements on New iMacs
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    Recent Releases
    ???135 days
    05/2011280 days
    07/2010280 days
    10/2009231 days
    03/2009309 days
    04/2008265 days
    MacBook ProRecommendationBuy only if you need it - Approaching the end of a cycleLast ReleaseFebruary 24, 2011Days Since Update203 (Avg = 215)



    Recent Rumors
    09/15: MacBook Pro Firmware Update Addresses SATA 3.0 Drive Performance Issues
    09/14: Apple Brings Lion Internet Recovery to Current MacBook Pro Models
    09/14: Apple Moves Closer to Thunderbolt Display Release with MacBook Pro and Mac Mini Firmware Updates
    09/13: Apple May Processor Bump MacBook Pros in 2011
    09/13: Intel's Ivy Bridge CPU to Allow for Smaller Quad-Core MacBook Pros
    Read More Rumors...
    Recent Releases
    ???203 days
    02/2011317 days
    04/2010309 days
    06/2009237 days
    10/2008231 days
    02/2008266 days
    iPod TouchRecommendationDon't Buy - Updates soonLast ReleaseSeptember 01, 2010Days Since Update379 (Avg = 313)


    Recent Rumors
    09/12: NBC, TNT and TBS Bring Full-Length TV Episodes to iOS Devices
    09/12: Apple Sending iOS 5 to iPhone Assemblers at End of September, No Sign of Redesigned iPhone 5
    09/07: Fresh Claims of 3G-Capable iPod Touch in Development
    09/01: Photos of Headphone Jack from White Fifth-Generation iPod Touch
    07/25: Apple Releases iOS 4.3.5 to Address Security Issue With Certificate Validation
    Read More Rumors...
    Recent Releases
    ???379 days
    09/2010357 days
    09/2009365 days
    09/2008217 days
    02/20080 days
    iPod NanoRecommendationDon't Buy - Updates soonLast ReleaseSeptember 01, 2010Days Since Update379 (Avg = 304)


    Recent Rumors
    05/12: Apple Patent Application Suggests Camera-Equipped iPod Nano With Situation-Aware Screen Savers
    09/01: Apple Announces All-New iPod Models: Shuffle, Nano and Touch
    09/09: Apple Updates Entire iPod Family, Bringing Capacity and Performance Bumps to iPod Touch and Video Camera to iPod Nano
    09/09: 4th Generation iPod Nano: Accelerometer, Genius, Colors, Taller
    09/05: New iPod Nano Released
    Read More Rumors...
    Recent Releases
    ???379 days
    09/2010357 days
    09/2009365 days
    09/2008370 days
    09/2007358 days
    09/2006217 days
    Mac ProRecommendationDon't Buy - Updates soonLast ReleaseJuly 27, 2010Days Since Update415 (Avg = 259)


    Recent Rumors
    09/08: Sandy Bridge E Processors Suitable for Mac Pro Update Due November 15th?
    07/13: Those Were Mac Mini and White MacBook Part Numbers, Not Mac Pros
    07/11: Apple to Release Updated MacBook Air and Mac Pro Models This Week?
    06/24: New Mac Pros With Up to 16 Cores Coming in Late July/Early August?
    06/20: Mac Pro to Use Custom Intel CPU? More Details on Mac Mini and Time Capsule
    Read More Rumors...
    Recent Releases
    ???415 days
    07/2010511 days
    03/2009420 days
    01/2008279 days
    04/2007240 days
    08/2006292 days
    iPod ShuffleRecommendationDon't Buy - Updates soonLast ReleaseSeptember 01, 2010Days Since Update379 (Avg = 229)


    Recent Rumors
    09/01: Apple Announces All-New iPod Models: Shuffle, Nano and Touch
    09/09: Apple Updates Entire iPod Family, Bringing Capacity and Performance Bumps to iPod Touch and Video Camera to iPod Nano
    03/11: Apple Releases Smaller 4GB iPod Shuffle with 'VoiceOver' and Playlist Support
    09/09: 4th Generation iPod Nano: Accelerometer, Genius, Colors, Taller
    02/19: Apple Drops iPod Shuffle Price to $49, Adds 2GB Model at $69
    Read More Rumors...
    Recent Releases
    ???379 days
    09/2010357 days
    09/2009182 days
    03/2009183 days
    09/2008203 days
    02/2008167 days
    iPhoneRecommendationDon't Buy - Updates soonLast ReleaseJune 24, 2010Days Since Update449 (Avg = 256)


    Recent Rumors
    09/15: iPhone 5 Announcement 'Just Weeks Away'
    09/15: Page 2: Apple Experiencing Constrained Stocks of iPhone 4 Bumper
    09/15: Case-Mate Preps for Release of iPhone 5 Cases with Revamped Design
    09/15: China Mobile Reaffirms Discussions with Apple for TD-LTE iPhone
    09/15: TSMC's 'Rush Orders' Presumably Fueling Broadcom Part Supplies for iPhone 5
    Read More Rumors...
    Recent Releases
    ???449 days
    06/2010381 days
    06/2009333 days
    07/2008156 days
    02/2008153 days
    09/20070 days
    iPod ClassicRecommendationDon't Buy - Updates soonLast ReleaseSeptember 09, 2009Days Since Update736 (Avg = 248)


    Recent Rumors
    09/09: Apple Updates Entire iPod Family, Bringing Capacity and Performance Bumps to iPod Touch and Video Camera to iPod Nano
    09/09: 4th Generation iPod Nano: Accelerometer, Genius, Colors, Taller
    09/05: Apple Releases iPod Classic
    09/12: iPod Updated
    10/12: New iPods - Video Support, TV Episodes, Music Videos

    As of 9-15-11
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