Buyer's Guide

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Welcome to the MacRumors Buyer's Guide.

See also: Buyer's Guide (time-ordered)

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.

Extra information and recommendations are available for each product on their individual Buyer's Guide pages, which are linked to at the top of that product's section on this page.

Disclaimer: This page is based on rumors and speculation and we provide no guarantee to its accuracy. We take no responsibility for purchase decisions made based on this information.



Main article: iPod Buyer's Guide

The iPod is Apple's highly successful MP3 player range, which includes:

iPod classic

The iPod classic is the hard drive based iPod; it was previously simply known as the iPod.

iPod touch

iPod nano

The iPod nano is Apple's midrange iPod; it was previously known as the iPod mini

iPod shuffle

Desktop Macs

Mac mini

Main article: Mac mini Buyer's Guide

The Mac mini is Apple's low end desktop.


Main article: iMac Buyer's Guide

The iMac is Apple's all-in-one form factor desktop.

Mac Pro

Main article: Mac Pro Buyer's Guide

The Mac Pro is Apple's high end desktop; it was formerly known as the Power Mac.

Portable Macs


Main article: MacBook Buyer's Guide

The MacBook is Apple's consumer laptop; it was formerly known as the iBook.

MacBook Pro

Main article: MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide

The MacBook Pro is Apple's professional laptop; it was formerly known as the PowerBook.

MacBook Air

Main article: MacBook Air Buyer's Guide

The MacBook Air is Apple's ultrathin portable. It was originally introduced at Macworld San Francisco 2008.


Main article: iPad Buyer's Guide

The iPad is Apple's tablet computer.


Main article: iPhone Buyer's Guide

The iPhone is Apple's mobile smartphone.

Other Apple Products

Apple Cinema Displays

Main article: LCD Buyer's Guide

The Apple Cinema Displays are Apple's range of LCD monitors.

Buyer's Guide

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