Mactracker 6 released

Mactracker is one great little app. It allows users to quickly look up specs on any Apple product.

I mean any product. Need to know the minimum software requirements required to import photos from a QuickTake 100? Done. Always forget which video card the original Mac Pro shipped with? No more. This app is so complete, and so fast, I installed it on the machines at the Genius Bar I managed in a former life.

The donationware app just got bumped to version 6.

  • Adds MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011), MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011), MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)
  • Adds iPhone 4 (CDMA)
  • Adds iPad 2 (Wi-Fi), iPad 2 (Wi-Fi + 3G GSM), iPad 2 (Wi-Fi + 3G CDMA)
  • Redesigned user interface
  • Adds the ability to search within the info and Compare windows
  • The type of comparison can now be changed on-the-fly in Compare
  • Adds “History” category to show recently viewed models
  • Adds the ability to change the type of model for entries in “My Models”
  • Adds the ability to import reports created by System Profiler to “My Models”
  • Adds the ability to export and import entries in “My Models”
  • Performance improvements when opening entries in “My Models”
  • Adds information on “Bundled Software” to recent models
  • Adds memory upgrade instructions to recent models
  • Adds initial price, where available, in Norwegian krone
  • Adds Apple Help based documentation
  • Classic Macintosh, Performa, and Power Macintosh categories are now sorted chronologically
  • System requirements updated to Mac OS X v10.5 or later
  • Application is now code signed
  • Updates Support Status for Apple’s latest Vintage and Obsolete products
  • Fixes an issue where a “My Models” window would fail to open if another window with the same name was already open
  • Fixes an issue where preferences could become corrupted if the app crashed
  • Fixes an issue where the bottom bar wouldn’t display correctly on certain windows
  • Fixes an issue where windows couldn’t be dragged from the bottom bar
  • Other minor changes and additions
Stephen Hackett, formerly a Lead Mac Genius at Apple, now spends his days running the IT department of a large non-profit in Memphis, TN. He writes about Apple, design and journalism at Like all twenty-somethings, you can find him… Full Bio