While there's plenty of room for the home media manufacturers out there to make brand new things to feature the recently announced AirPlay from Apple, that doesn't necessarily mean that a few of the "oldie-but-goodie" systems out there need to be completely forgotten. The AVR-4311CI from Denon is set to get optimized for the newest wireless media streaming service.
The news comes from Denon's product listing, which just got updated itself. The update to the AVR-431CI is set to drop some time this Fall, but there's no exact date given at this time. And, as you probably already know, the AirPlay functionality will allow you to stream your music wirelessly, and easily enough, to the system. While it's great enough that Denon's unit is getting the upgrade, it might now be safe to assume that other "older" models can get the update, too. So, while the new home audio systems might be enticing in their own right, if you've already got your favorite unit in your house and don't feel like buying something new, it may pay out to just wait a little bit.