What’s up, everyone? This is Rav from thesixfile and this is my Apple’s Buyer’s Guide for Early 2016.
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So now, let’s dive in.
Apple makes their big hardware announcements at their major press events, and traditionally, there have been three big ones.
There’s the March Event, the WWDC in June, and finally the September Event, with some minor ones here or there.
The March Event usually covers the iPad Air and iPad Mini.
Last year they didn’t refresh those because they just did that a few months before in November 2014.
Last year, during March, they announced the Apple Watch and then the New Macbook.
So, this year, I expect that the iPad Air, iPad Mini, Apple Watch and “New” Macbook to get some updated hardware.
Then there’s the World Wide Developers Conference, and in this event, which is usually held in June, covers the latest version of OS X, the operating system for the Mac lineup and then iOS which is the operating system of the iPhone and iPad.
And, they’ll probably cover the watchOS system as well.
While the headline act for this show is software, Apple does have a tendency to drop some new hardware at this show.
Typically in their Macbook/iMac lineup.
And then finally, to round out the big three is the September Event, known as the “iPhone Event.”
So, 2016 should follow the same pattern as 2015.
And these three big events are probably set in stone, and if you keep these three big events in mind, you should know when to buy Apple’s products.
Now, let’s break down the big product lines 2016.
Right now, if you’re looking to buy an iPhone, you can’t go wrong with the iPhone 6s, because it’s the most current and up-to-date version of it.
You’ll get a solid eight months out of it before the next iPhone is released, which will be the iPhone 7 in September.
And that’s going to be a major update to both the outside look and the internal hardware of the product.
And as many people are speculating, this will be the first iPhone that will not have the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The only way you’re going to be able to listen to music with headphones is either through Bluetooth or thelighting port.
Because of this, this has to end! If you’re looking to pick up an Apple Watch, now is not the time.
March is probably when they’re going to announce the next version of it, and I expect this to be a major update.
If you’re in need of an iPad Air or iPad Mini, hold off until March.
These two products have not been updated since October 2014, so they are severely due for an update.
The iPad Air 3 will likely be an overhaul of the design because they’ve been using the same look and feel of it since i think it was 2013.
There’s been some rumors that the iPad Air will feature four speakers, much like its bigger brother the iPad Pro.
I don’t think this will happen, because if the iPad Air takes on four speakers, then what makes the iPad Pro an iPad Pro? And while we’re on the subject of the iPadPro, that was released in November 2015, so it stands to reason that November 2016 we should see an update, but my gut tells me that we probably won’t see an update to it until March 2017 when Apple does their March Event.
So, right now is a good time to buy an iPad Pro.
Now let’s talk about the Macbooks which will certainly get an update this year.
The Macbook Air should be updated in March, the “New” Macbook, the one with the USB-C port and nothing else, should be updated in April.
And finally, the Macbook Pro Retinas should be updated in May.
And then finally, the iMac and Mac Pro, which I’m calling to be updated in June at the WWDC 2016 Event.
Especially the Mac Pro as that’s been long in the tooth.
So, there you have it, a general overview of when to buy a piece of Apple hardware for 2016.
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