Apple AirPort Extreme gets tiny blip of an update

Chris Davies - Jun 21, 2011
Apple AirPort Extreme gets tiny blip of an update

It’s not just the Time Capsule which we were expected Apple to tweak today; the AirPort Extreme was also tipped to come in for some reworking. That’s happened, but the iOS and OS X device update caching some rumors had predicted is nowhere to be found: in fact, the updated AirPort Extreme is seemingly functionally identical to its predecessor. The only change, indeed, is what you get in the box.

The new AirPort Extreme SKU comes with an¬†AirPort Utility for Mac and Windows, WirelessAirPort Disk Utility for Windows, and a copy of Bonjour for Windows. If that doesn’t exactly sound compelling to you, then we can’t exactly blame you; we’re hardly overjoyed by a couple of apps either.

Otherwise it’s business as usual for the AirPort Extreme itself, so WiFi a/b/g/n with simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz support, three gigabit ethernet ports, a gigabit WAN port for your cable or DSL modem, and a USB port for hooking up external storage or a printer and sharing them across the network. It’s available now, priced at $179.

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