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Discussion in 'Macworld San Francisco 2008' started by Martin C, Jan 12, 2008.
The following photo and specs were originally posted by tacojohn on AppleInsider:
Fascinating. Could well be true.
I wouldn't be such a big fan though... if you were playing an online game and TM started syncing with a network drive that would create all sorts of problems. Not an issue for many people I'm sure, but it would bother me enough to give me pause.
I doubt it.
Apple wouldn't use that as a feature graphic on their site because most users haven't a clue what NAS stands for, and it's a terrible slogan to begin with. What is this advertising 101?
Its a joke?
Should we all break out our Adobe suites and start making up things?
Never would Apple in its right mind say something like NAS on an advertisement.
wouldn't an external drive on the airport thing serve the same function?
Surely if they just fixed the AEBS we could get pretty much all this with just a USB attached HDD.
I call fake or just plain poor decision by Apple.
What is so unique about a product like this for Apple??? I mean really, what would they have in there, just a networking tranceiver? There doesn't seem to be any Apple innovation in this. At least not something that would be headlining a keynote.
Not to mention the pricing seems outrageous.
You'd think so, if Time Machine was supported by this "airdisk."
But it's not, unfortunately.
If thats it, i probably wont get it.
While I believe that picture to be a fake, the idea of a 802.11n wireless NAS actually makes some sense with Apple's future plans.
Being able to store iTunes Store content on a wireless NAS would allow easy syncing with Macs, iPhones, iPod Touches, and tvs in the house.
You'd also be able to stream new content without having to power on your Macintosh to get to it's HDD, which adds convenience (and courtesy - if your Mac is in the bedroom and you want to watch something on tv in the middle of the night, no need to wake up the spouse by powering on the Mac).
omg this makes actual sense
where is the original post
Lol, nah. Just more fan-art daydreaming
If this thing was a Drobo type NAS as well I would be far more interested. Still the price...
Apple is in the storage business now?
no.. Just the storage inclosure.
That's exactly what I was thinking. 802.11n... would only enable the newer Macs. iPhones/iPod touch's wouldn't be able to use it. Apple TV could. Hmmm..
Given the fact the picture is in the Adobe Suite and it has multiple layers on the side, I call BS.
I would imagine it would not be only 802.11n (can't really be, since it's still in draft). So .11b and .11g (if not .11a) support would also be there.
Why is the picture in photoshop? Did they just get done creating the fake picture and were way to excited, couldn't wait to put it somewhere else first? I'd be more interested in an Apple TV with integrated Blu-ray player, or just Blu-ray installed standard in something period, than another airport extreme - redo.
Perhaps we are to assume it's a picture from inside Apple, and the developers have yet to finish it (hence why it's in Photoshop).
I am going with fake
Dunno about this, but it does make sense given Apple's actions in the past (especially the disabling of AirDisk-Time Machine compatibility.
I severely doubt that all those posters around MacWorld are to do with something as *yawn* as a wifi NAS type box thingy.
It's the equivalent of Microsoft spending $500m on marketing a $10 multipack of dead frogs.
This is obviously fake.
Not because the shot is taken from photoshop, not because the design doesn't follow Apple's product lineup, but because "Kiss your NAS goodbye." is possibly the worst slogan ever and nobody at Apple would ever, in their right mind; use that.