There are times when you need to know something about your Mac, or a friend’s Mac, or a co-worker’s iPhone, or a family member’s iPad? How do you find out what you need to know? Google? Call a knowledgable friend? Check the Apple website?
There is a better way and it’s free.
I don’t know exactly how many years I’ve been using Mactracker, but probably since all it tracked was information about the Mac. Every Mac I’ve ever owned dating back to the beginning, 1984, or every Mac or Apple product I wished I’d owned is in the Mactracker database.
That’s what it is. It’s called Mactracker, but it’s become the go-to database for all things Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, accessories, add-ons, and even various Mac OS versions going back to forever. This labor of love utility starts with Apple’s product categories in the lefthand sidebar. Click on one and ye shall receive.
What you’ll find with just a few clicks is detailed information on every Mac ever made. All the specifications and details are there. CPU, RAM, optical drives, OS versions, graphic cards, and much more.
For example, double-click on the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5k display that you’d like to have and you’re presented with a few buttons which display details for software, memory, graphics, history, communication options, power capacity, date of introduction and much more.
Even obscure products which are so old or pre-internet days have plenty of details ImageWriter printer? Check. Apple’s QuickTake digital camera? Check. iPod Hi-Fi speakers? Check.
Yes, Mactracker already has details on Apple Watch.
If you want details on an Apple product, MacTracker is the app to have. As a labor of love, it’s free,
The only product I’ve been able to find that was not in Mactracker is the ill-fated Apple Bandai Pippin launched in Japan back in the last century; a product so terrible that it ranks #22 on PC World’s list of ‘25 Worst Tech Products of All Time.’