New iPhone, Mac, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods? Check Out Our Apple Product Guides

If you were lucky enough to receive a new iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, or AirPods this year, you'll want to check out the extensive guides we have for new device owners. Whether you're new to a product altogether or have an upgraded version of a device with new features, we've got you covered.

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Each of our guides highlights all of the how tos, guides, and videos that we've released throughout the year covering various Apple products, and they're an excellent resource for yourself or a loved one that's new to an Apple product.

Check Out the Guides

You'll find even more of our guides and how tos by navigating to the Guides and How Tos section of our website.

Read the Roundups

Need more help learning about all of the features of your new device? We have a huge collection of in-depth roundups that we keep updated, and these are fantastic for learning about just what your new device can do. We've highlighted some of our most popular roundups below, but you can see them all by clicking on the Roundup tab at the top of the website or visiting the main roundup page. We've also got roundups for upcoming products, which are fun to read to get a glimpse of what to expect in 2021.

Visit the Forums

Have a question that's not answered in our guides and how tos? The forums are an excellent resource where you can get help and chat about your new Apple product with other MacRumors readers.

Top Rated Comments

jayducharme Avatar
16 weeks ago
I'm not too keen on that particular Apple logo. It reminds me of the COVID virus, with all the spikes coming out. Maybe I'm just too burned out from 2020....

At any rate, I'm quite happy with my new M1 Mac mini and my iPhone 12 mini. It's been a mini year!
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lyngo Avatar
16 weeks ago
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone.
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Nebulance Avatar
16 weeks ago
Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone! Hope its a safe, warm, and happy holiday ??
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citysnaps Avatar
16 weeks ago

I use the Home Pod as an alternative to a soundbar on my TV. Bought a new TV this year but I don't have room for the Sound Bar, but I wanted better sound. I might get another Homepod to get the Stareo, but so far so good.
I was a bit skeptical at first. But creating stereo pairs with two HomePods results in a dramatic improvement in sound.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sjsharksfan12 Avatar
16 weeks ago
In 2020, I got Airpods, an Apple TV 4K, and a Homepod. I've been loving all three.
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hagjohn Avatar
16 weeks ago
My M1 Mini was my gift for xmas this year and since either the bluetooth sucks in the Mini (since 2018) or the :apple: mouse 2 ( :apple: keyboard is fine), I got a Logi mouse ball.

Love the M1 Mini and I can't wait to see where Apple goes with Apple Silicon.

Happy Christmas, Holiday's, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa everyone. 2021 can't suck as much as 2020!
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