What is Mactracker?
Mactracker is an unusually useful program. The Mactracker database is the “go to” source for useful information on Apple products. Want to know when the Newton had a back-lit screen? Mactracker will have the answer. The Lisa 2? Mactracker has the Lisa 2 in its database. What was the original version of OS X in a late 2006 Macbook Pro? Mactracker knows the answer. I have bought a number of used Macs, and I used Mactracker to confirm the Seller’s specifications for the computers.
Here is the developer’s (mactracker.ca) description of this amazing app:
“Mactracker provides detailed information on every Apple Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, and iPad ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, graphic cards, supported OS versions, price, storage, and expansion options. Also included is information on early Apple systems, Newton, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Apple accessories, displays, printers, scanners, storage, Wi-Fi products, and operating systems.”
Using the Mactracker Database
The software is simple to use. Click on a product in the left panel to begin the search. Then click on the model and/or model year in the right panel. Once the product page appears, click the following tabs for further information: General, Software, Memory and Graphics, Connections, History.
The following are screenshots of a search for information on a Mac Pro Desktop (2008):
Mactracker is a great tool, with a lot of uses. Whither you want to be the ultimate Mac historian, use it for reference, or just want to see how far Macs have grown, the Mactracker database is for you. One more thing, it is FREE!!! You can get it from the App Store or at mactracker.ca