Welcome to AppleInsider's 2017 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.
Apple's popular line of MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops received a processor refresh in Mid 2017 to include seventh-generation Intel Core chips with 14-nanometer process technology. Codenamed Kaby Lake, these processors also offer users 10-bit HEVC (H.265) video support. In terms of memory, each 12-inch MacBook or 13-inch MacBook Pro can be configured with up to 16GB of RAM, while 15-inch models come standard with 16GB of memory. A great gift for the Mac fan in your life, the 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro also received two new GPU options: the Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB of memory and the Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB of memory.
In addition to the launch of updated MacBooks, Apple also unveiled the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X this year. Featuring an all-new 5.8-inch OLED Super Retina display, the iPhone X utilizes facial recognition technology dubbed Face ID. The iPhone X also offers Animoji support for a fun way to interact with friends and family. Each 2017 iPhone can also be charged wirelessly thanks to a new glass back.
Making the list of top holiday picks, Apple's 2017 iMac line features all-new processors and updated graphics. The 27-inch iMac 5K is great for students, business professionals and home users alike with a stunning Retina display. These quad-core systems also can be configured with up to 64GB of memory for enhanced performance.
A big year for new product launches, Apple also unveiled updated Apple Watch models in 2017. Available as GPS Only or GPS + Cellular watches, the Series 3 line has a water resistance rating of 50 meters and is available in 38mm and 42mm case sizes. The cellular Apple Watch allows users to answer calls, send texts, and even stream music away from your iPhone.
A perfect gift for the note taker and artist on your shopping list, Apple's latest iPad Pro offers users Apple Pencil support in your choice of two sizes: 10.5 inches and 12.9 inches. Powered by Apple's A10X 64-bit chip, the latest iPad Pros feature ProMotion technology and a 12-megapixel camera.
Packing a wealth of features in a compact size, the DJI Mavic Pro is a top choice for the drone enthusiast on your shopping list. Not only does the Mavic Pro offer pilots up to 27 minutes of flying time, but it also comes with a 4K camera and features an all-new transmission system with a 4.3 mile range.
Available with 32GB or 64GB of storage space, the Apple TV 4K was unveiled September 2017. Featuring the company's A10X Fusion chip, the Apple TV 4K lets users watch movies and shows in 4K HDR quality for a truly immersive experience. And with the Siri Remote, searching for new content, as well as existing favorites, is a breeze.
Paired with the Apple TV 4K, LG's OLED televisions offer home theater enthusiasts stunning picture quality. With no blacklight, OLED TVs deliver vivid colors and rich blacks, making watching movies and sports an absolute pleasure. Prices have also come down on these feature-packed TVs in 2017, making this holiday season a great time to buy.
With a slew of features, such as 4K60 video and 5GHz Wi-Fi, the GoPro HERO6 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.