12/15/16
1:13 pm

Forum Question: How Do I Find the Production Year On the Latest Apple Devices?

Like many, I’m looking to upgrade an iMac and a Mac Mini, but I would prefer to avoid a purchase just before a new Apple hardware upgrade. Thanks.
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Fred

Comments: 2 Responses to “How Do I Find the Production Year On the Latest Apple Devices?”

    12/15/16 @ 1:13 pm

    There are a few ways to do this. One is to look on Wikipedia. The Wikipedia entry for each Mac (iMac, MacBook Pro, etc) includes detailed information and often charts that show when the models were released. It can be tricky to find the right page, since Apple tends to reuse names. For instance, here is the page for the current MacBook, which is called the MacBook Retina on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacBook_(Retina).
    There you can see a chart with the first model, the current one, and dates as well as specifications.
    Another place to check out is MacRumor’s Buyer’s Guide section. They list information there too, as well as their take on if the model will soon be updated.
    I’m usually of the opinion that if you need a Mac now, then buy it now and don’t worry about what is to come. But that doesn’t mean you will agree. In particular, non-pro Mac users may want to get a new model when it comes out to “play with the latest toys” and such. I did a video on this a while back: http://macmost.com/dont-stress-about-rumors.html.

    Alan Wehman
    12/23/16 @ 12:57 pm

    Try Mactracker

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