The 21.5 “(non-Retina) iMac was updated on June 5, 2017 with Thunderbolt 3 and Kaby-Lake chips. Coffee Lake (6-core) models were expected by sometime in Spring / Summer 2019 but Apple has not renewed this version … which is not really worth it in 2019.
The iMac Pro was at its release the most powerful on the market, since replaced by the new Mac Pro, which risks stealing the show. The iMac Pro seems since abandoned by Apple … Apple added a small Vega 64X GPU option and 256GB of RAM in March 2019, but nothing too foolish. Do not hesitate to consult our tests and our videos before you decide!
The new Mac Pro is finally here! Of course, its price is high, but the target is very clear: the ultra-pro. You can buy without fear, (almost) everything is changeable over time and MPX modules are offered separately by Apple.
The Mac mini was updated at the end of 2020 with the new ARM chip from Apple M1! More powerful, also in GPU, the change of architecture imposes some restrictions: less native programs for the moment and more Windows compatibility! An advice ? Read our tests carefully before you decide!
MacBook Pro 13″
The MacBook Pro 13 “was updated at the end of 2020 with the new ARM chip from Apple M1! More powerful, also in GPU, the change of architecture imposes some restrictions: fewer native programs for the moment and more compatibility Windows! One piece of advice: read our tests carefully before you decide!
MacBook Pro 16″
The 15 “MacBook Pro is replaced by a 16” model on November 13, 2019 with many new features: large 100Wh battery, completely revised keyboard, physical ESC key, new AMD GPU (5500M) and more generous storage. Apple has been offering a very powerful GPU (5600M) option since June 2020 (see our test). No update likely before the end of 2020, or even the beginning of 2021.
The MacBook Air was updated at the end of 2020 with the new ARM chip from Apple M1! More powerful, also in GPU, the change of architecture imposes some restrictions: less native programs for the moment and more Windows compatibility! An advice ? Read our tests carefully before you decide!
Apple TV HD
Apple TV 2015 was released at the end of 2015 and Apple keeps it in the catalog despite the arrival of the 4k version. With the added bonus, a small price drop! If you don’t have a 4k TV, this is still a good deal.
Apple TV 4K
Apple TV 4k is a small evolution from Apple TV for 4k TVs. It supports HDR, HDMI 2a and all recent codecs. If you have a 4k OLED TV, this is the perfect model. Its price is reasonable compared to the HD version, which remains in the catalog. Attention, a rumor evokes a more powerful model for the end of 2019.
The iPhone 11 takes over from the iPhone XR, but brings some interesting new features in photo / video (see our tests / videos). It will not be updated until September 2020 … with the arrival of 5G!
iPhone 11 Pro
The iPhone 11 Pro takes the continuation of the iPhone XS, but brings some interesting new features in photo / video (see our tests / videos). It will not be updated until September 2020 … with the arrival of 5G!
€ 489 for this revisited iPhone 8 with A13 chip, WiFi 6 and better photo capabilities (portrait mode etc.). This is the hot tip for 2020, although fans of large screens, Face ID and good battery life will prefer the XR!
The iPhone XR is an “entry-level” version of the iPhone Xs, maintained in the catalog by Apple in 2019/2020, with a slightly larger screen (6.1 “) but LCD (not OLED), with a simple photo sensor and without 3D Touch. This model is interesting for those who do not want to spend too much but take advantage of the latest innovations while having a durable device over time. Its successor (the iPhone 11) offers a wide angle and a faster chip, but is a little more expensive.
The iPad 8 (2020) is a new 10.2 “model, still designed for education and supporting Apple Pencil (v1). It offers an A12 bionic chip with 32GB or 128GB of storage, ‘USB-C and a 20W charger. A good tablet for a reasonable price (389 €), but beware, the stylus is not provided! Apart from its processor, it does not add much more than the iPad 7, think carefully, it should also be hitting the refurbished store in a few months.
The iPad mini 5 was updated in March 2019 with an A12 processor and drawing capabilities. But with a high price without new design, or “pro” functions (the photo sensor is not great), it’s difficult to advise you … Note that Apple could renew it in 2020 (without warranty)
After making its big comeback in 2019, the iPad Air is back with a 4th variation. We can discover an A14 Bionic processor, engraved in 5nm – a world first. The 10.9 “screen offers a resolution of 2360 x 1640 pixels at 264 pixels per inch (ppi). If at the very bottom, we are finally entitled to a USB-C connector, with a load at 20W, while top is TouchID on the start button.
The iPad Pro were updated on March 18, 2020: no revolution, but a faster GPU and a 3D sensor (LIDAR) to scan a part in 3D! If these functions do not tempt you, the 2018 version (very similar) remains available on the Refurb … for much less!
Apple Watch 3
The Apple Watch Series 3 remains in the catalog (but maybe not for a long time?) And is a good alternative to the Series 5, even if its screen is a little smaller and it does not offer some new features, such as the ECG, the screen on permanently or the fall detection, specific to the new version. Weigh the pros and cons carefully, knowing that these smartwatches evolve a lot from year to year and are quickly obsolete (the first Apple Watch does not support watchOS 5/6 for example, although it is dated. than 2015)
Apple Watch 6
The Apple Watch Series 6 takes over all the functions of the previous series such as the ECG, the large screen, the detection of falls, the 4G, or the always-on Retina screen. Above all, it incorporates new functions: the oximeter which measures the level of oxygen in the blood or Family Setup to more finely adjust the options available for children.
After a small update in July 2015 (same processor as the iPhone 6 and an 8MP sensor), Apple has finally deigned to update its player in 2019. But the new features are meager: A10 processor (iPhone 7) and 256GB maximum storage. For the rest, nothing changes, except the price, which takes 20 € at the entry level and which reaches 469 € for the top of the range! Quite disappointing for a product whose design and characteristics take us back almost 4 years …