About the new generation Airport Extreme

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dspace, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. dspace macrumors newbie

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    I am considering to buy a airport extreme to replace my linksys e2000.
    However, the current generation AE has been released for more than one year.
    Does anyone know when will the new generation AE release?
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    No. The current generation Extreme uses the latest wireless standard, AC, and won't see an update for a while.
     
  3. Mr. Wonderful macrumors 6502a

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    Don't spread FUD if you have no idea what you're talking about.

    There have been several generations of new 802.11ac chipsets that have been released since Apple released the 802.11ac AirPort Extreme that would warrant an upgrade.
     
  4. dspace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Many thanks! Do you mean Apple will release the AE with newer 802.11ac chipset recently?
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I don't know what "FUD" is. I am aware of the improvements to the 802.11 AC standard updates since 2013. That being said the current Extreme exceeds the AC specification and historically, Apple had only updated AirPort when significant improvement could be made.
     
  6. cynics macrumors G4

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    I'd personally find that unlikely. Maybe if they found a cheaper or other means better way of manufacturing. Regardless performance would be mostly unaffected.

    Just get the current AirPort Extreme, it's a great router.
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I agree... I don't see anything new out there that would justify Apple pushing out a new model.
     
  8. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Historically I only see them pushing them out for substantial changes or improvements.
     
  9. Mr. Wonderful macrumors 6502a

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    MU-MIMO, an upgrade to 8 antennas, putting in the latest 802.11ac chipsets from Qualcomm. Apple has updated AirPort Extremes in the past for much less than that.
     
  10. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I guess we will just have to wait and see. In my opinion, backed by historical evidence and Weaselboy, I do not think they will update the Extreme.
     
  11. silvetti macrumors 6502a

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    My advice:

    Don't play the waiting game. You need one, you buy one.

    I did and I don't regret :)
     
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