Airport extreme 6th Gen?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by aznboi91, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2012
    Anybody know the approximate time frame for when the airport extreme to be updated?

    I kinda want to buy the 5th gen one since I heard a lot of good reviews about it, but I get the feeling it will come out within these upcoming months... What do you guys think?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. macrumors 603


    The first thing to happen before they release a new AE is for Mac's to have the ac protocol, I think they will release those first and then in a short time span the new AE, the most recent Mac' have just been updated so my guess it will be another half year or so, but this is just my guess, nobody knows when Apple will start using ac.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2012

    But they did a silent upgrade with the new MBP already... :/
  4. macrumors 603


    Silent upgrade to what, not ac.
    The link you gave me is a forum, and that one is also old, from January
    People want it but that does not mean Apple is releasing new products now.
    There are few ac wireless routers on the market now, I read an article somewhere that it will take a few years to take off, read that 2014-15 would be the year it takes over the n protocol.

    I still think they will come soon, but probably not as soon as you want them.

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