Airport Express 802.11n?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by 4np, Jan 30, 2007.

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Will the Airport Express be upgraded to 802.11n as well?

  1. No, there will be no changes

    4.3%
  2. No, it will be removed from the product line in favour of iTV and/or Airport Extreme

    17.4%
  3. Yes, it will be upgraded with the 802.11n chipset

    34.8%
  4. Yes, it will be upgraded with the 802.11n chipset and support USB harddisks

    30.4%
  5. Yes, it will also get more new features (specify below)

    13.0%
  1. 4np macrumors 6502a

    4np

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    #1
    A new Airport Extreme is already released (well, in february), but will the Airport Express also be upgraded to 802.11n?

    I find the Airport Express much more ideal as I have a linux box which is my router / firewall and the Airport Express just acts as a bridge on my LAN. Of course the audio streaming capabilities are also a very nice addition. It can also connect an USB printer (perhaps a new version could also be able to connect an USB harddisk as well; just as the Airport Extreme?).

    So what do you think; will there be an upgraded Airport Express of will it be removed form the product line in favour of the Apple TV ?

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  2. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

    Le Big Mac

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    #2
    Are there any rumors on this one way or another? It seems inevitable, but it's a question of how long it will take. N will become standard, but not immediately. On the other hand, I don't want to buy one and have it truly obsolete within a few weeks.
     
  3. MRU macrumors demi-god

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  4. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

    Le Big Mac

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    Why would they do that? ITV and new Extreme don't serve the same function, which is a) portability and b) a lower-cost way to stream music to multiple locations.
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    #5
    i hope they don't phase it out and i hope it does see an upgrade.

    if the airport extreme was able to stream music, then yes, phase it out. but as of right now its either Express or :apple: TV for music, and i don't need all the other stuff that the latter will do, express is perfect for me. so i hope to see an upgrade. (would be sweet if it got two USB ports though)
     

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