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Old Feb 8, 2013, 06:18 AM   #1
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Next Gen Airport Extreme Base Station?

Hi,

I'm waiting on the next gen AEBS. Does anyone have any idea on when it might be released? There hasn't really been much, if anything, about it.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 11:18 AM   #2
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Hi,

I'm waiting on the next gen AEBS. Does anyone have any idea on when it might be released? There hasn't really been much, if anything, about it.
Probably around mid-year to coincide with new Haswell chipset based Mac portables, which hopefully will support the new 802.11ac wifi standard.

Not much point in Apple releasing a new 802.11ac router now since they have no client devices that support it. JMO
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Probably around mid-year to coincide with new Haswell chipset based Mac portables, which hopefully will support the new 802.11ac wifi standard.

Not much point in Apple releasing a new 802.11ac router now since they have no client devices that support it. JMO
That's a good point, thanks.
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Not much point in Apple releasing a new 802.11ac router now since they have no client devices that support it. JMO
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but why doesn't Apple have any devices supporting 802.11ac?

Also, how much improvement can we expect in the new Airport Extreme? I have the 5th generation now and I am wondering if I would have any reason to buy.

Thanks in advance for any reply!
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Sorry if this is a dumb question, but why doesn't Apple have any devices supporting 802.11ac?

Also, how much improvement can we expect in the new Airport Extreme? I have the 5th generation now and I am wondering if I would have any reason to buy.

Thanks in advance for any reply!
It's only a recent standard. I think it's just been approved (or something like that) so the next generation Macs should support the standard.
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Sorry if this is a dumb question, but why doesn't Apple have any devices supporting 802.11ac?

Also, how much improvement can we expect in the new Airport Extreme? I have the 5th generation now and I am wondering if I would have any reason to buy.

Thanks in advance for any reply!
Here is a bit of background. It is a very new standard and actually still in "draft" form. Theoretically it could support up to 1 gigabit per second, so almost double the current 802.11n standard.
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I have an 802.11ac router with a media bridge attached to my iMac. I get near gigabit speeds.
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