New Macs and iPads: Why Now is the Best Time to Buy


Apple just announced a slew of newly updated products at their WWDC event and it's got me very excited for the first time in a while!

If you or someone you know is in the market for a new Mac or iPad, I can finally say that now is the time time buy. Here are 5 compelling reasons why.

  1. MacBook Pros, MacBooks and iMacs just got faster, MacBook Air got a small bump in speed - It's been a long time since we've seen significant speed bumps, and even longer since we've had big changes in graphics for those of you interested in photos and videos.
  2. iPads received massive updates - The upgraded processors means they're a whole lot faster, the new displays means better battery life, better drawing, and smoother scrolling, and of course the camera is better than ever. This is the first time I actually want an iPad since the original iPad Mini!
  3. Buying new products when released means they'll last longer - Every time a new operating system is designed, it requires more from your computer. If you buy an older product, don't expect it to last as long.
  4. Better resale value - Most people buying used computers look for the year of the computer. No matter if you buy a new machine every 2 years or hang onto it as long as you can. The sooner you buy to a new release, the better value. Both monetary or longevity.
  5. Get more money for you current device if you sell now - The longer you wait to sell your current machine, the more your current computer value goes down. Especially once everyone realizes new and faster models are out. Most people don't realize the significance of the speed differences yet.

Now that you know why I think it's a good time to buy, here's one thing I believe is paramount when buying a new iMac: Do NOT, by any means, buy an iMac that has a 5400 RMP drive. If it says Fusion that's OK, SSD is best. But whatever you do, you'll regret buying a standard hard drive. (All the laptops Apple sells have SSDs).

I just had a client buy an iMac a month and a half ago and was really bummed out about how slow her new computer was. We put in an SSD in there and it's now super fast, just like you would expect a new Mac to be.

If you happen to have an iMac or MacBook Pro that's slow and you want to speed it up, reach out to me about upgrading it! I've had dozens of clients do this instead of buying a new computer and are really happy with their 4-7 year old Macs. A quick call can help you figure out what the right move is for you.

If it's time for a new device and you found this helpful, would you consider using my affiliate link to the Apple Online Store or tell them Shawn Lemon from Lemon Consulting sent you? It's a great incentive to keep writing valuable content!

Thanks for reading and please share with your friends and family so they can act now while the getting is good!

P.S. Apple now offers AppleCare+ on Macs which will cover damage. Check it out when you go to purchase!