Airport express 802.11ac coming soon?

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  1. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68000

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    So when do you think Apple will update its Airport Express to 802.11ac wifi? It was last updated in June 2012.
     
  2. Mr. Wonderful macrumors 6502a

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    I would like to see it updated, at least to a dual antenna (866Mbps) 802.11ac router, if not full speed 802.11ac.

    The Extreme could be updated as well, with the latest generation 802.11ac chipsets, antenna optimizations, and USB 3.0.
     
  3. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    Gigabit Ethernet would be good as well, then it would make a useful wireless bridge.
     
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    I was hoping they'd update the routers, but sadly no announcement. When would the next opportunity to announce those devices be? With the next iMac? Back to school? I thought the Apple TV portion of the last keynote would have been the perfect time to announce it... guess not.
     
  6. broadbean macrumors 6502a

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    The AirPort Express with 802.11ac support is called the AirPort Extreme.
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I hope they will update to Gigabit Ethernet the next time.
     
  8. Alx9876 macrumors 6502a

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    June is usually the month that these get updated. But it's not yearly as we already see. Also they are not talked about in Keynotes. The updates just happen quietly after a big announcement of other products.

    I am also waiting for an update to the Airport extreme to happen hopefully this year. It has been a long time now.
     

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