By Ian Page
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Mactracker provides detailed information on every Apple Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, and iPad ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, graphic cards, supported OS versions, price, storage, and expansion options. Also included is information on early Apple systems, Newton, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Apple accessories, displays, printers, scanners, storage, Wi-Fi products, and operating systems.
What's New in Version 7.6
- Adds iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
- Adds Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2
- Adds macOS 10.12 Sierra
- Adds iOS 10
- Adds watchOS 3
- Adds tvOS 10
- Adds Apple ProFile, Macintosh Hard Disk 20, and Apple Hard Disk 20SC/40SC/80SC
- Adds Supported Devices list to iOS releases
- Adds performance scores for recent models from Primate Labs Geekbench 4
- Adds entry to indicate support for unlock with Apple Watch
- Updates "Maximum OS" entry based on the system requirements of macOS 10.12 Sierra and iOS 10
- Recent model photos optimized for Retina displays
- Adds support for macOS 10.12 Sierra
- Updates Support Status for Apple's latest Vintage and Obsolete products
- Other minor changes and additions
Love and hate the new update.
I always use Mactracker to gauge/compare Mac performance because it’s so easy to do. Simply open the app, locate the model, and click on the processor speed to view Geekbench scores. The recent update has made this even better, by using scores from the new Geekbench 4 instead of 2, including single- and multi-core scores separately for recent model Intel Macs.
But this comes at a cost, and for me a big one. The ability to view scores on older legacy Macs is completely gone. Please bring this back. I don’t mind the older style of combined scores, or that they come from Geekbench 2 instead of 4, really. I use this feature to compare older Macs as often as I do for recent ones.
This review mainly focuses on the new update, but I will end it by saying that Mactracker is indispensable for an Apple or Mac enthusiast, or someone who likes to compare models in-depth. Definitely worth getting.
Great Reference Tool
It’s like an Apple device encyclopedia with information on devices going back to the beginning of Apple - highly recommended.
Another great update
I’ve been using this forever, it’s a great resourse and always keps up to date.