If ever there was a Mac application which needs a new name it’s Mactracker, the database of every Mac ever made, but also a database for about every product Apple has ever made. Ever. Think of this app as a single source to dig up details for nearly every Apple product. All the way back to the Apple II.
All you need is Mactracker. The name belies what the app actually does. It’s not just the Mac. Mactracker started out years ago– back when Apple and the Mac were mostly synonymous– as a repository for various Mac models, but since then, the app covers in detail almost all Apple products– OS versions, Apple mice, keyboards, displays, printers, scanners, cameras, and all the new products, including Mac, iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV, Watch, and more.
All that information is stuffed into a free Mac app that makes it easy to search for products and get details. Simply select a product category, select the product, and click to view the details.
Mactracker also displays retail prices for most products, as well as information about when the product was introduced and discontinued, whether it’s still supported by Apple.
It’s a good, quick, painless way to learn more about your own Mac, or any Apple product you’ve owned in the past. Why Mactracker is free is beyond me. It should be named AppleTracker, though. The Mac makes up a portion of Apple’s revenue and profits that is far less than iPhone or iPad.
Wait. There’s more!
Mactracker also has details on all the iPod models, AirPort Wi-Fi base stations, the original Apple Newton, cameras, printers, scanners, and standalone displays. There are details on most of the Apple operating systems– at least those in recent decades; Classic Mac OS (back to 1984), OS X (back to 1999), iOS, watchOS, tvOS, but nothing in detail for Apple DOS.
Did I mention that Mactracker has an iOS app for iPhone and iPad?
There is even a timeline starting back in 1976. Click the year and see which Apple products were launched. Yep, there are details on the Apple Lisa, circa 1983. This is the app to have if you want to know the details about nearly every Apple product ever. There’s also an iPhone and iPad version so you can take the database with you.
Mactracker even has details on the latest MacBook Pro models. Not bad for free, right? Change the name to AppleTracker and it would be almost perfect.