Product Lifecycle: Which Apple Products to Buy When?

It's all about timing: When's the best time to buy an Apple product?

The design of the iPhone X has really succeeded: Why are there two other new models? Photo: Apple
The design of the iPhone X has really succeeded: Why are there two other new models? Photo: Apple

[contains unpaid advertising] The iPhone, MacBook Pros, AirPod Bluetooth Headphones and the popular iPad Tablet: Apple has a whole range of exciting products on offer that are released in new releases at regular intervals. However, the product life cycle of the gadgets is very different. The high-tech smartphone iPhone is the bestseller of the group par excellence and is basically renewed annually. The big price issue with all the upgrades and innovations is: Which Apple products to buy when? We give a little thought to this topic.

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The product life cycle of Apple products varies greatly. Many technology websites now count exactly and indicate exactly how many days a product like the iPhone is already on the market and figure out when it will probably be renewed. It is based on their recommendation to buy or wait for the purchase of a gadget. However, there are also soft factors that play a role and influence the purchasing decision. We would like to elaborate on this in our article and give a little idea of ​​who should consider which Apple products and when.


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Which Technical-Produkte who buys when, of course, is up to you. Nevertheless, there are the times that supposedly better for the purchase of Apple products are suitable as others. At this point I can only report on my own experiences and how I have to give regular tips within my own family, so that family members do not have a supposedly getting old gadget of Apple buys at an expensive price, just before the designated successor appears. Once we have an inventory of all major Apple products from iPhone, iPad about MacBooks up to the HomePod and the Apple Watch made. Maybe that gives you a little decision guidance, which Apple products you should buy when.

Which Apple product should I buy when?

My personal experience is that there is indeed a good time to buy specific products. Some technology magazines even offer a kind of traffic light for each Apple gadget, which shows green for "buy now", yellow for "maybe buy" and red for "wait and see". The traffic light applies to each Apple product individuallybecause when is the best time to buy, you can not generalize. But anyone who buys an Apple product that's been on the market for a year or two should think twice about investing. Maybe an attractive successor will be published soon.

1. New iPhones 2018: When should I strike?

Which Apple products to buy when? The current iPhone X - in 2018 exciting new models are to appear. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer
The current iPhone X - in 2018 exciting new models are to appear. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer

The product life cycle of an iPhone seems very short, because a new model will be released at the latest after 12 months. But even today (as of: 30, April 2018), all models are officially sold back to the iPhone 6S (Plus). After all, that's been 2015 since September. Nevertheless, there are currently good reasons to be involved the new purchase of an iPhone waiting.

That only appeared a few months ago iPhone X is a great success, contrary to many eyebrows, as has recently emerged from a survey to the satisfaction of the first customers of the new top smartphone. But who wants to upgrade now, should perhaps wait until September better: rumored to be presented then namely new models - including a nNew super smartphone iPhone X Plus with an extra large display, In addition, it should be a new, cheaper iPhone with frameless 6.1 inch display. Who does not want to spend quite as much money for his new smartphone, should wait until the release of the iPhone SE 2 that should appear within the next few months.

Our conclusion: When should I buy a new iPhone?

We would be with the purchase of a new iPhone definitely wait until September 2018. There are likely to be a lot of exciting, new models this year that are definitely worth a look. Especially on the iPhone with 6.1 inch LCD display, we are more than looking forward to an extensive test!

2. iPads: Buy now or rather wait?

Only a few weeks ago, the new Entry-level iPad presented. It is a particularly favorable model that now also supports the Apple Pencil and is specifically aimed at students and creative tasks. If you can make friends with a cheap iPad with 9.7 Zoll Display, you can now strike without any problems. Many testers have confirmed that the new iPad 2018 is the only tablet they need.

Which Apple products to buy when? The first mock ups of the iPad Pro 2018 have surfaced: If the device really looks like that, it's guaranteed to become a bestseller! Photo: Youtube
The first mock ups of the iPad Pro 2018 have surfaced: If the device really looks like that, it's guaranteed to become a bestseller! Photo: Youtube

Who else a fan of the iPad Pro series with the larger 10.5 or 12.9 inch display is, should absolutely keep your feet still! According to analysts, this year will be another year New iPad Pro 2018 top models expectedthat are similar to the iPhone X No home button, a borderless display, and the TrueDepth Facetime camera.

Our conclusion: Better wait with a new iPad?

If you want to buy the small, cheap iPad that has just been introduced, you can now easily strike. Who, however Desire for more power and real innovations in the tablet sector has to wait a few more months until the iPad Pros 2018 are finally introduced. Then may be slammed directly by technology fans (including us).

3. MacBooks and Macs: We would wait

Similar to the iPad applies: Who is satisfied with a cheap device, can now easily strike. You can, for example, in the Apple Refurbished Store Buy cheap used MacBook Pros in 13 or 15 inches, However, anyone who is out to have a brand new device should wait again. This year should still more MacBook Pros in 13 and 15 Customs as well as a cheap entry-level MacBook with Retina Display will be released in 13 Customs.

Which Apple products to buy when? The current MacBook Pro models are solid - and currently a purchase tends to. Photo: Pixabay
The current MacBook Pro models are solid - and currently a purchase tends to. Photo: Pixabay

Worse is the situation with the Mac mini: The device has not been updated since October 2014. A renewal is therefore overdue - if they take place at all. With the purchase of such we would wait until the successor appears - if he ever appears.

Our conclusion: wait with MacBook or buy refurbished

If you can not wait, you should at least not pay too much and hit a refurbished MacBook Pro. MacBook Pros with release in June 2017 is already offering double-digit percentage discounts.

iMacs: Buy older model with discount

If you do not want to edit videos in UltraHD and feature length, you can easily buy an older iMac desktop computer. The computers, which consist of display and computer in one device, have 5K display and powerful computing power. There is no reason, in our opinion, to wait for the successors. If you want to buy such a device now, you can often buy it with discounts, because the gadgets have been on the market for some time now and are therefore already being traded at discounted prices.

Our conclusion: iMac buying makes sense

An 27 inch iMac with Retina 5K display and 4,2 GHz Quad Core Intel Core i7 processor, which was released in June 2017, will do it for most daily tasks anyway. If you do not want to wait for new iMacs, you can often buy the currently offered model at a decent price reduction at the original price. The iMac is a great device that should not be missing in any household.

HomePod: When will he finally come to Germany?

The HomePod will finally come to Germany in the first half of 2018, In the meantime, individual devices from the UK can even be purchased in online marketplaces. Presumably, the HomePod will also be released in Germany in the next few months. Those who are not afraid of teething troubles and a (not yet) well-functioning Siri-Assistant, can strike directly and get the high-quality (and quite expensive) loudspeaker back home as soon as it's released.

Our conclusion: Buy HomePod of the first generation already?

As soon as the HomePod is released in Germany, we think it is of course immediately a purchase for all Apple fans and all those who move with their home electronics in the Apple Cosmos.

AirPods: Buy or wait - can Apple make the Bluetooth headphones even better?

The current AirPods (endurance test) We believe that they are among the best Bluetooth wireless headphones for Apple fans. In our test, they turned out to be unbeatable. For a long time they were sold out and until today demand is unbroken. The current first generation of AirPods you get with a little luck already with significant discounts in various online shops. There is a reason for this: the current model has been on the market since the end of 2016, and there are now numerous rumors about it the second generation of AirPods that 2018 is yet to appear.

Which Apple products to buy when? Lightweight music pleasure with the AirPods: Only 6 grams weighs each of the two high-tech headphones. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer
Lightweight music pleasure with the AirPods: Only 6 grams weighs each of the two high-tech headphones. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer

Our conclusion: Buy the latest AirPod generation at a low price

The current generation of AirPods is an excellent, mature product. They can now often be purchased with discounts. If you would like to have the latest news from the latest, you should just wait a few months and be content with the old headphones. During the year 2018 Apple should introduce new AirPods, which are then also a purchase with various improvements.


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Apple Watch: a very clear case!

With hardly a gadget the case is as clear as with the Apple Watch, In a few months, a completely revised new Apple Watch 4 2018 will be presented in redesign, which differs significantly from the previous models. All previously released Apple Watch models including the Apple Watch 3 with LTE are based, at least in terms of design, on the 2015 released first generation Apple Watch, which has since been only slightly improved.

That should be change to 4 with the Apple Watch 2018, The new smartwatch should get a larger display, a longer battery life and various other new features. So, there is a big renewal of the product on the horizon that should not be missed by die-hard fans of the clock!

Our conclusion: wait for the Apple Watch on the redesign!

We will definitely wait until hopefully this year the Apple Watch 4 will be unveiled. The watch is likely to be greatly improved compared to its predecessor models and is therefore definitely a purchase. Current Apple Watch 3 models are already greatly reduced and lure. Nevertheless, we will resist and hope for an early presentation the new Apple Smartwatch in the fourth generation!

The right time to buy an Apple product

Of course, there is no right time to buy an Apple product. As a rule, current technology products are cheaper, the longer they are on the market. Gadgets from the manufacturer Apple are generally regarded as more stable in value. So you always have the choice between a brand new product at a rather high price or a slightly older product at a possibly lower price, Of course it's a good idea. If a gadget currently on the market is enough, you can, of course, strike at any time.

If, on the other hand, you are always keen on the latest news and you are prepared to pay a price for it, you should wait until this year new iPhoneswhich has appeared new iPads and especially the new Apple Watch. The second generation of the AirPods should also be a clear purchase for all technology fans. But of course, every user has modern electronics other preferences that need to be taken into account. Nevertheless, we hope to have given you a little decision support.

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About Sascha Tobias Tegtmeyer 95 Article
As a journalist, passionate diver and ambitious stand up paddler, I've become more and more specialized in water sports topics. For several years as an online editor, content and SEO manager for the year Top Special Verlag in Hamburg, I edited the leading diving portal TAUCHEN.de editorially and am at home in the water sports industry. My passion is the sea and all the activities that can be practiced on, in, on and under water. To give this child a name, I created www.just-wanderlust.com - for all people who love the sea - love to travel and water sports like diving, surfing, stand up paddling.