Me neither! But you don’t have to because Mactracker knows all that you and I don’t know, and it’s a free app that not only tells you about the Mac, but most of Apple’s hardware dating back to the last century. Hardware schmardware. What about Mac OS? Yep. Mactracker has your back.
Is there a better arbiter for those bets you make about Mac model numbers?
Who Needs This Much Mac Info?
Here’s the deal. I look at Mactracker’s value in two ways. First, it has information about almost everything Mac and Apple (even iPhone models), which can help you with warranty information, add ons, peripherals, etc.
Second, it’s a great way to make a bet you can’t lose. Dig into Mactracker, find a few tidbits of obscure information, then bet someone else that they don’t know what you know about Macs.
Easy peazy money. If your sucker friend doesn’t believe you, fire up Mactracker as the final judge. They lose. You win. It’s the circle of life.
Mactracker isn’t just Macs. Sure, it contains CPU speed, RAM, graphic card details, supported Mac OS versions, etc. But there’s also information on Mac keyboards, printers, displays, mice, as well as the iPod, AppleTV, iPhone, iPad, even the Newton.
Here’s what it looks like.
In the left column you’ll find all the categories– currently shipping models, History, Timeline, Desktops and Notebooks, Apple Devices, and so on. Click on one and see the selections in the left column.
Double click on a selection and get all the details in a pop up window.
As noted above, Mactracker is misnamed. It’s more than Macs. Almost everything Apple ever made shows up in the database.
That shiny new Apple iPhone 4S that you have to wait to buy? It’s in there.
Mactracker lets you search all the data and categories, too. Search for CPU, data or whatever (click on any of the images above for a larger, pop-up view).
Four models can be compared. All models include the original price tag (in multiple currencies).
With some products in the database, Mactracker also displays performance information, courtesy of Geekbench.
Mactracker is free but also available on the Mac App Store, which means as Apple products are updated, Mactracker gets updated and you get the latest version automatically.