Airport Express being faded out?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Pyro2b, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. Pyro2b macrumors newbie

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    I have been to three Apple stores this last week looking for an Airport Express. None of the stores had them in stock, and the people didn't know when to expect them again. The Apple Store Online has an estimated ship date of 3-5 days. It just makes me think there might be something new coming down the pipe. Anyone notice the same thing?
     
  2. timsutcliffe macrumors 6502

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    I hope not

    I hope they're not going to be phasing them out/updating them, i'm hopefully going to be getting one this week. I did notice that the shipping date was 7 days for the UK store recently, but when i asked why that was, i got no real answer.
     
  3. Bigsam411 macrumors member

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    something new will be coming. whenever an apple product gets harder to find, something new comes out to replace it.
     
  4. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    well...its really useless...get an airport extreme or appleTV...they do the same thing plus more
     
  5. rrr macrumors member

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    Except for the fact that an Airport Express is substantially cheaper. And that it is quite a bit more portable. And that an Airport Extreme doesn't provide AirTunes connectivity. But otherwise, I see your point.

    rrr
     
  6. Sky Blue Guest

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    Nope.

    Express is:

    -Cheaper
    -Portable
    -AirTunes capable

    How exactly does an AppleTV act as a wireless router?
     
  7. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    umm...
     
  8. macleod199 macrumors 6502

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    I believe AirTunes support is coming in Apple TV Take 2, but I still think the AE fills a valuable niche.
     

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