Welcome to AppleInsider's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Below you'll find a collection of our favorite and most promising products of the year, along with quick links to in-depth reviews and price-saving links for all.
The long-awaited MacBook Pro refresh is finally here and Apple's latest line of Pro laptops features a variety of updates, including USB-C ports and quad-core Skylake processors. All 2016 15-inch MacBook Pros feature Apple's new Touch Bar with Touch ID, while 13-inch models can be purchased with or without a Touch Bar. A great gift for the Mac fan in your life, the 2016 models are also thinner and lighter than previous generations. Looking for the most portable solution? Apple's 12-inch MacBook line also received Skylake processors and faster memory earlier this year.
In addition to the launch of new MacBook Pros, Apple also unveiled the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus this year with up to 256GB of storage. Both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are splash and water resistant with new camera systems and two new finishes -- black and jet black -- which are available in 128GB and 256GB models only. On top of the hardware updates, the iPhone 7 also debuted with iOS 10.
Making the list of top holiday picks, Apple's iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case offers ample protection while increasing talk time to 26 hours and LTE use to 22 hours. The microfiber lining is soft to the touch, and the overall design allows for access to the device's Lightning port for use with compatible accessories.
Whether you're shopping for a fitness tracker or a stylish timepiece, Apple's latest Watch line, dubbed the Series 2, features a faster, dual-core processor and built-in GPS. The screen is also more than twice as bright and is water resistant to 50 meters. Looking for the ultimate gift? The Apple Watch Edition is made of ceramic that's four times as durable as stainless steel.
Apple's iPad Pro is a popular choice among tablet enthusiasts due to its advanced capabilities and Apple Pencil support. Available in two display sizes, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro has the highest resolution found in any iOS device, while the 9.7-inch iPad Pro has the brightest and least reflective screen for use in a variety of conditions.
Equipped with all-new Active Track technology, DJI's Phantom 4 offers an abundance of features for the drone pilot on your shopping list. The design, which features an integrated gimbal and camera, also offers pilots longer flying time compared to the Phantom 3. The included carrying case allows for easy transport between locations while keeping the drone safe.
A hot holiday gift this year, the Apple TV is an entertaining gadget that can also serve as a hub for HomeKit-enabled devices. The 4th Generation Apple TV features an HDMI 1.4 port, USB-C connector and 10/100 Ethernet port. Running tvOS, a TV app is also expected to debut later this year.
Travel in style with The Messenger Bag from Pad & Quill, which fits MacBook laptops up to 15 inches in size. Made of Twill woven waxed canvas and full-grain, American bridle leather, this bag also has a secure interior zippered compartment and iPhone pocket. Plus, it's built to last with a 25-year warranty.
With a slew of features, such as 4K video and voice control, the GoPro HERO5 Black is waterproof to 33 feet without a housing. One-button control allows you to start recording immediately and when you need to trim footage, it can be done on the go via the 2-inch touch display.
As the smart home craze kicks into high gear, holiday gift givers can pick up the Eve Energy Switch & Power Meter without breaking the bank. Retailing for under $50, the switch offers users Siri control and remote access with an Apple TV thanks to HomeKit compatibility. Users can also review energy consumption with tips on how to improve comfort as well.