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Apple TV buyers guide

There's a new Apple TV in town. It doesn't do 4K but it does do Siri and apps, and that makes it a significant improvement over the old—but still for sale!—Apple TV. Whether or not that means it'll be a compelling upgrade for everyone, and who can get away with the 32 GB version and who needs the full-on 64 GB version remain open questions for some. If you're one of them, we can help you figure out the answers!

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Should you upgrade to the new Apple TV?

The last time the Apple TV was updated it was 2012 and it shared the stage with the iPad 3. The new Apple TV was just announced in 2015 and it shared the stage with the iPad Pro. That should give you an indication of just how long, and how big, the leap between generations really is. But if you have a 2012 Apple TV, and it still works and does what you need it to do, should you consider upgrading?

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21.5-inch 4K iMac vs. 27-inch 5K iMac: Which Retina desktop should you get?

Apple has not only released an all-new 21.5-inch Retina 4K iMac, but the company has updated the 27-inch Retina 5K iMac as well. One is smaller and more economical, one has more pixels and more power. But which is the right one for you?

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Should you upgrade to the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus?

When new iPhones are introduced one of the toughest decisions to make is whether or not to upgrade to the latest and the greatest. If money is no object, it won't matter. If you're on a plan that allows for early or yearly upgrades, it won't matter much either. Otherwise it comes down to whether or not the new features in the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus are compelling enough to be worth the price. So what are the pros and cons and when is the value worth the cost? Let's take a look!

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What size iPhone should you get: iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus?

Like last year, you have the choice of a 4.7-inch iPhone 6s or a 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus. One offers more utility, the other is easier to use. Which one you get depends entirely on what you want to do with it. Is it maximum portability and pocket ability or pure size and photo prowess? We'll break it down!

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Apple Watch buyers guide

If you're looking to get an Apple Watch but you're not sure which one to get, here's everything you need to know!

The Apple Watch is a brand-new product, but it has long established roots both in time-keeping and technology. That makes choosing which one you're going to get — 38mm or 42mm; aluminum Sport, stainless steel, or gold Edition; and which band, buckle, or loop you're going to get with it — both simple and complicated.

Enter iMore's 2015 Apple Watch buyers guide: If you need help deciding what to buy, we've got your back. And if you've already decided, you can always bookmark, email, Facebook, or Tweet this guide so that we can help your friends and family and you can get on with enjoying your new Apple Watch!

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Should you buy an Apple Watch now or wait for the next generation?

Once you decide you want an Apple Watch you need to decide if you want it now.

Buying a first generation product, be it the Apple Watch today, an original iPhone or iPad back when they launched, or a newly redesigned Mac any time, is something that used to be considered the domain of tech aficionados and early adopters. For most people, conventional wisdom was to hold off, to avoid brand new products and let the early adopters serve as the early testers. Yet as technology becomes more mainstream, products are becoming more mature, even in their original iterations. So, if you're interested in an Apple Watch, is it okay to jump into the first generation, or should you wait for the next?

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Mac Buyers Guide

At first glance Apple seems to have a simple product grid when it comes to their personal computer line-up, the Mac. You can get a laptop or desktop. If you want a laptop, you can choose between the ultra-portable MacBook, the MacBook Air and the ultra-powerful MacBook Pro. But you can also choose between a couple of different screen sizes each, along with optional increases for RAM, CPU, storage, and more. If you want a desktop, you can choose between the entry-level Mac Mini, the all-in-one iMac, or the workstation-like Mac Pro. But again, the their are options for just about everything. Which one should you get, and which options with it?

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Which Apple Watch Sport band color should you get?

White, blue, green, pink, or black — the Apple Watch Sport collection offers five pairs of vibrant fluoroelastomer sport bands for you to choose from.

Molded out of high-performance, fluorocarbon-based synthetic rubber, the Apple Watch Sport bands are meant for exactly what the name implies — active lifestyles. That means they're tough enough to survive runs in the sun, workouts in the gym, and hikes in the woods. Form-fitting and skin-friendly with a pin-and-tuck-closure, the Apple Watch Sport band is what ships with every case in the Apple Watch Sport collection. There are several bright, fun colors to choose from, however, and that can make the choice more difficult. If you're having trouble deciding, here's some help!

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Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, or Apple Watch Edition: Which collection should you get?

Apple has divided the Apple Watch into three collections, each featuring a distinct material — stainless steel, aluminum, and gold.

Those three collections come at three very different price points. That might make it seem easy to choose between the less expensive Apple Watch Sport, the premium Apple Watch, and the high-end Apple Watch Edition, but there are a few other factors to consider — including weight, durability, color options, and collectability. Here's everything you need to know to pick the perfect Apple Watch collection for you.

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