Apple Release Dates

By Andrew Hudson Published: June 12, 2012 Updated: November 14, 2016

Being an Apple fan, I like to know when my next iFix will be. Of course, Apple famously doesn’t post their dates ahead of time so I maintain this list of current rumors. Enjoy!

Apple Release Dates

Release Date
MacBook 9LaptopOct 2016MacBook Pro may feature a secondary OLED touch display atop the keyboard. MacBook Air may get USB-C ports. MacBook 8 announced March 9, 2015. 12" retina display (2304x1440). Shipped April 10, 2015.
MacBook Air 8LaptopOct 2016MacBook Air may get USB-C ports. 6th gen debuted mid 2013. 7th gen March 2015.
MacBook Pro 13LaptopMay 2017MacBook Pro may feature a secondary OLED touch display atop the keyboard. MacBook Pro 12 was announced on May 19, 2015 — 15-inch with retina display, with Force Touch trackpad, faster flash storage and a longer battery life.
iMac 16DesktopOct 2016New iMac models may get AMD graphics. iMac 15 was released October 16, 2014. Updated May 19, 2015 with new 27-inch 5K Retina display 3.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor
iPad Air 3TabletOct 2016iPad Air 1 was announced Oct 22, 2013. iPad Air 2 was unveiled October 16, 2014.
iPad Mini 5TabletOct 20162nd gen: Oct 2013; 3rd gen Oct 2014; 4th gen Sep 2015.
iPad Pro 2TabletOct 2016?1st gen announced Sept 2015, released Nov 2015.
macOS 2 (OS X v13)Desktop O/SSep 2017OS X Mavericks (10.9) was released Oct 22, 2013. OS X Yosemite (10.10) was announced June 2, 2014 and released October 6, 2014. OS X El Capitan (10.11) was released Sept 2015. macOS (OS X) Sierra (10.12) was released Sep 20, 2016, got renamed macOS to fit with iOS, tvOS and watchOS.
Apple TV 5TV receiverOct 20173rd generation debuted March 2012, updated Jan 2013. 4th generation announced Oct 2015.
iPhone 8SmartphoneSep 2017iPhone 7 was announced 9/7/16 and shipped 9/16/16. iPhone 6 was announced on Sep 9, 2014.
iOS 11Mobile O/SSep 2017iOS 10 released 9/14/16.
Apple Watch 3WatchSep 2018Apple Watch 2 was announced on Sep 7, 2016 and shipped 9/16/16; included GPS and water-resistance.Apple Watch 1 was announced on Sep 9, 2014; more announced March 9, 2015; shipped April 24, 2015.
Mac Mini 8Box?Mac Mini 7 was released October 16, 2014.
Mac Pro 7Desktop?Mac Pro 6 was announced on Oct 22, 2013 and released December 19, 2013..
MacBook 9Laptop?MacBook 8 was announced March 9, 2015; shipped April 10, 2015.
iPhone 7CSmartphone?There’s an iPhone 6SE but no colorful iPhone 6C.
iCarCar2020?Bloomberg says 2020


  • iPod Classic
  • iPod Shuffle? iPod Nano? iPod Touch?


  • iHDTV


Reply by Anonymous

July 4, 2015

Hiya is this REALLY true? I am hoping so because I want to get an iPod Nano but there are no games so I want an app store and I want internet connection thanks so much dude :)

Reply by Anonymous

February 10, 2015

Got any links to rumors supporting the ipod nano 8 and iPod Touch 6 for late 2015? Last I heard/read was that interview were tim cook said ipods are a declining market, but I’d still love to get one (either a shuffle or nano) for general fitness without having to lug around my phone.

Reply by Andrew Hudson, PhotoSecrets

March 6, 2015


I have not heard anything about future iPods. Perhaps the Watch will take over this market.

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