New Extreme Basestation?

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  1. Zim Bargo macrumors member

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    Was just looking at the John Lewis site to buy a basestation Extreme with modem - their price is now £119 reduced from £159. Price is still £149 through Applestore though

    Anyone know if Apple are planning to bring out a new one in the near future, hence the price drop?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    That would make sense, although I have seen no mention of it. Perhaps the sales are just way, way down since the AirPort Express started shipping....
     
  3. Gee macrumors 65816

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    And interestingly, the Extreme basestation without modem is down to £99 in John Lewis, but is
    no longer listed on the Apple UK Store (unless I'm going mad). Intriguing...
     
  4. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    isn't the one w/out modem just a larger, more expensive airport express?
     
  5. iceTrX macrumors regular

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    A larger, more expensive airport express without the express part and no AirTunes :-D
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    the extreme without the modem was discontinued when airport express was introduced, if i recall correctly
     
  7. Gee macrumors 65816

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    Oh, I didn't realise that. It did have one thing going for it over the airport express and that was the fixed ethernet port. If you want to hardwire a peripheral (such as a playstation) into an express, you need two!
     
  8. wPod macrumors 68000

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    er isnt wireless the point of airport?! if you use a seperate basestation you can hard wire the express to yoru playstation or whatever.
     
  9. Gee macrumors 65816

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    What I mean was, if I have only an express, my wireless laptop can get online, but my playstation cannot....

    Whereas if I have only an extreme, my wireless laptop can get online wirelessly AND I can plug the playstation into the the back of the extreme and connect also.
     
  10. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    You can always buy a wireless bridge so your PS2 can still get on the net. That negates the cost savings of the Express over the Extreme, of course; but you've still got AirTunes. :D
     

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