Airport gone from European stores?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by haakon, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. haakon macrumors newbie

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    The AirPort Extreme Base Station seems to be removed from European stores. Could that mean that a product update is on it's way, or is it safe to buy a base station at my Apple Center?

    :confused: Haakon
     
  2. Applespider macrumors G4

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    It's because it doesn't meet certain environmental criteria after new regs came into effect in July

    The iSight is gone for the same reason.
     
  3. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    Does anyone know what specifically does it not meet?
     
  4. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Here's the Macworld report that links to the relevant EC legislation

    I seem to recall that it was something to do with the levels of lead (perhaps in the solder)
     
  5. cube macrumors G4

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    It could be several substances. Even chips need to be fabricated differently.
     
  6. liketom macrumors 601

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    it's just my luck as well as my router has packed up - was going to go with a Extreme base station :( looks like i'm going to have to wait or get another Belkin thingy
     
  7. cube macrumors G4

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    You might still find it in the retail channel.
     
  8. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    I bought an Airport Extreme base station for my parents this spring. At first I talked to an Apple reseller and he said that the Extreme base station was going to be discontinued so they weren't going to order any more. I could still buy it on the online apple store, though.

    I don't know how much weight to put on that. Salespeople, in my experience, often say the strangest things to cover up their own ignorance.
     

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