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My Ideal Apple Product Lineup

The 2018 iPad Pro

Apple's latest lineup of products is more mixed up than ever, and to celebrate the new iPad Pros, Mac mini, and MacBook Air, I have created a compilation of the current Apple Product lineup as well as my ideal lineup. Some of these suggestions may be unrealistic, but Apple fans can only dream. First, lets look at the actual lineup.

Apple Product Lineup (November 2018)


iPad:

iPad mini (2015) - starts at $399

iPad 6th Generation (2018) - starts at $329

iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017) - starts at $649

iPad Pro 11-inch (2018) - starts at $799

iPad Pro 12-inch (2018) - starts at $999

iPhone:

iPhone 7 (2016) - starts at $449

iPhone 8 (2017) - starts at $599

iPhone 8 Plus (2017) - starts at $699

iPhone XR (2018) - starts at $749

iPhone XS (2018) - starts at $999

iPhone XS Max (2018) - starts at $1,099

iPod:

iPod Touch 6th Generation (2015) - starts at $199

Mac:

Mac mini (2018) - starts at $799

MacBook (2017) - starts at $1,299

MacBook Air (2017) - starts at $1,000

MacBook Air with Retina display (2018) - starts at $1,199

MacBook Pro w/o Touch Bar (2017) - starts at $1,299

Macbook Pro with Touch Bar (2018) - starts at $1,799

21.5-inch iMac (2017) - starts at $1,099

21” iMac with a 4K Display (2017) - starts at $1,299

27” iMac with a 5K Display (2017) - starts at $1,799

iMac Pro (2017) - starts at $4,999

Mac Pro (2013) - starts at $2,999


Next, here is my ideal plan for Apple's 2019 and onwards product lineup.

Ideal Apple Product Lineup

iPad:

iPad mini (2018) - starts at $459 - originally started at $399
Announce a new iPad mini pairing the processor speed of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, with support for the new Apple Pencil with wireless magnetic charging. Small increase in price for premium build materials. Possibly incorporate the ProMotion display.

iPad 6th Generation (2018) - starts at $329

iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017) - starts at $549 - originally started at $649

Price drop as the device is one year out of date, it no longer is its starting price from 2017.

iPad Pro 11-inch (2018) - starts at $799

iPad Pro 12-inch (2018) - starts at $899

iPhone:

iPhone 8 (2017) - starts at $499 - originally started at $599

Drop iPhone 8 pricing while removing iPhone 7 from the device list.

iPhone 8 Plus (2017) - starts at $599 - originally started at $699

Similar iPhone 8 pricing drop, matching the price decrease.

iPhone XR (2018) - starts at $699 - originally started at $749

Dropped the price $50 to make it the phone to beat and slightly more affordable.

iPhone XS (2018) - starts at $999

iPhone XS Max (2018) - starts at $1,099

iPod:


iPod Touch 7th Generation (2018) - starts at $199

Announce a new iPod Touch with an updated A10 Fusion processor and camera. Preserve the headphone jack.

Mac:

Mac mini (2018) - starts at $799

12-inch MacBook (2017) - starts at $999 - originally started at $1,299
Lowered the price to match the speed of the device. 

MacBook Air (2017) - starts at $1,000

Discontinued and priced the MacBook Air to $999.

MacBook Air with Retina display (2018) - starts at $1,099 - originally started at $1,199

MacBook Pro w/o Touch Bar (2017) - starts at $1,299

Discontinued, replaced by the MacBook Air.

Macbook Pro with Touch Bar (2018) - starts at $1,599 - originally started at $1,799

Priced to match market trends plus the Apple tax. No longer necessary to specify Touch Bar as all MacBook Pro models from this point on include it.

21.5-inch iMac (2017) - starts at $1,099

Discontinued, replaced by the 21” iMac.

21” iMac with a 4K Display (2018) - starts at $1,099 - originally started at $1,299

Price matched the original non-Retina iMac, now with 128GB SSD standard. 8th Generation Intel i5 and i7 options.

27” iMac with a 5K Display (2018) - starts at $1,599 - originally started at $1,799

Lowered to be reasonable with the 21” iMac, now with 128GB SSD standard. 8th Generation Intel i5 and i7 options.

iMac Pro (2018) - starts at $4,999

Updated Xeon processors, 16 cores, parity with Mac Pro options, new AMD graphics options.

Mac Pro (2018) - starts at $2,999


Updated dramatically, new I/O, upgradable components. Thunderbolt 3 USB-C. Updated Xeon processors, 16 cores, parity with iMac Pro options, new AMD graphics cards.


I hope you all enjoy my new list of products and agree, leave a comment if you think I should change or add anything to this new lineup.

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