In recent decades, Apple and I have created a time honored give and take relationship. I give Apple money. Apple gives me techno gadgets I like to use. I've owned more than my fair share of Apple products over the past 30 years or so.
Where do you go to find out everything you need to know about all Mac, iPhone, iPad and almost all Apple accessories ever made? Or, pretty much everything else Apple has ever produced? All that information comes in a free database application, for Mac, iPhone and iPad. Free.
Available in the Mac App Store or iTunes App Store for iOS devices, it's the free program known as Mactracker, which goes back to those days when Apple and Mac were the same. Apple was Mac. The Mac was Apple.
Over the years, Mactracker has proven to be indispensable for Apple people, Apple observers, and history buffers because it provides detailed information about every Mac that has ever been made, and as far as I can tell, all Apple products I have owned. What kind of information? More than you need to know, but all the details from CPUs, RAM, disk and optical drives, graphics cards and capacities, expansion options and all the supported OS versions, from Mac Classic to all versions of MacOS, including MacOS High Sierra.
Mactracker is probably the wrong name for what you get for free because it shows database details for almost all Apple products ever.
Also included are details of almost everything else Apple made or stocked. It includes mice, keyboards, monitors, printers, scanners, speakers, cameras, Newton, as well as modern products like all the iPod models, Apple TV models, all iPhones, all iPads, airports and more.
Everything is available through a sidebar menu or the built-in Mac search.
There is absolutely nothing to not like to use Mactracker. There is no quicker and easier way to find out more about the Mac you own, the Mac you want to buy, used Macs or Macs you once owned, but Mactracker covers all the different Apple branded products from Newton to iPod, from iPhone to iPad.
Mactracker comes with capabilities to monitor and manage device guarantees, and easily create smart categories to keep all your personal Apple product information readily available. for example, all models with an Intel Inside processor. You can also search for products by year.
If you are interested in Apple's products – from the beginning to the present – Mactracker is the only place to find everything you need to know. What about Pippin? You don't really want to know. Honestly, but the name Mactracker no longer works because the Mac is almost 10 percent of Apple's business. So, what name should Mactracker use instead? AppleTracker, of course.