Earlier this month I mentioned that the AirPort utility update had revealed the new Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme were inbound with mention of the new products in the new software update. New details of the updated products have now landed thanks to a mystery source over at 9to5Mac. The new details include part numbers and storage capacities for Time Capsule devices. We still don’t know for sure when they will land and what they will cost, but the launch is said to be soon.
According to the source, the new Airport Extreme will come in only one configuration. The Time Capsule network storage devices will come in a 2TB configuration that has been around in the previous models and will get a new 3TB version of the first time to expand the storage for those needing more. Interestingly all three of the products will get price breaks compared to the older hardware. I would not be happy about recently buying a Time Capsule or AirPort Extreme right about now.
It’s worth a note that 9to5Mac still lists the Time Capsule update caching feature as a rumor despite the fact that there was code in the update I mentioned before that cited the update cache feature. The single 5th generation AirPort Extreme 802.11n device is part number MD031LL/A. The Time Capsule in 2TB is MD032LL/A and the 3TB version is MD033LL/A. Naturally there is no way at this time to confirm that the part numbers are legit.