Airport Express... with 802.11n?

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  1. nikiski macrumors regular

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    Shhh...

    This might be a secret...

    http://store.apple.com/800-908-988/...c_accessories/airport_wireless&nplm=MB321ZP/A

    Only available from Hong Kong store, with no product picture. I'm ordering one now. I need one for AirTunes anyways so I don't care about 802.11n, but this would be a welcomed feature.

    (Note the part number MB321ZP/A, and I can't find the counterpart in the US store MB321LL[/A].)

    PS: A screenshot for all of you, plus the original description. ;)

    Picture 1.png

     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    maybe there is finally and update coming for these.

    the ship time from the apple store is 1-2 weeks
     
  3. nikiski thread starter macrumors regular

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    I ordered. We'll see when Apple ships it to me... Here's the screenshot for now :p
     

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  4. nikiski thread starter macrumors regular

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    Apple called, and they were like. "Oh, our store was under maintenance. The product you ordered has an error and thus we canceled your order. Sorry about that."

    Hm........ Interesting. Oh well :p
     
  5. elberggreno macrumors member

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    Hah, nice way to try and stop a leak (?)..

    This thread got me so exited I just cancelled my Airport Extreme order.
     
  6. kanon14 macrumors regular

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    I saw that last night too and was gonna order. Glad someone tried it out first :p
     
  7. nikiski thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, I had nothing to lose anyways, I need an AirPort Express anyways and as it seems like it costs the same, why not? :p

    But it could hint at its release date... next Tuesday? :D
     
  8. gglockner macrumors 6502

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    I agree that the Airport Express has a refresh coming soon. Here's what I noticed:

    a) store.apple.com is showing 1-2 weeks for shipping
    b) bestbuy.com is no longer listing the Airport Express
    c) Not in stock at Amazon.com or macconnection.com
     
  9. bloomberg macrumors newbie

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    I hope they add support for external usb harddrives. I'd love another one of these.
     
  10. grimslade macrumors member

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    This update seems inevitable, so I hope this is a sign that it's imminent. Thanks for the tip. I've been holding out for an N update to the Express.

    Why isn't this on the front page? Seems like a good tip.
     
  11. odedia macrumors 6502a

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    Refurbs are going for only 29$, very low compared to original price...
     
  12. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    $79
     
  13. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    This sign has 2 sides. Typically when the shipping for an item exceeds 24-48hrs (especially for small things like this) it can usually mean a newer version is coming and they're bleeding out the older ones and rather than take it off the site, the shipping time is exceeded to coincide with the arrival of the newer item (with some padding for manufacturing and stocking).

    BUT this can also mean phasing out.

    Let's hope the latter isn't true and they are updating the product.
     
  14. tstreet macrumors newbie

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    No Airport Express Around

    Just went to buy the Airport Express at two different Apple stores in Los Angeles, and neither one had them in stock.

    I then went online and saw that there is a one to two week shipping time.

    I hope this is leaning toward a release of the Aiport express with N capabilities.
     
  15. TEG macrumors 604

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    That is the Airport Extreme card, and it has been at that price for almost 18 months.

    TEG
     
  16. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    None in the refurb store either and they usually are... hmmm....
     
  17. tstreet macrumors newbie

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    I should be getting my new MBP this coming week, as I just ordered. I am hoping the new Express comes out this Tuesday or the following. Keeping my fingers crossed.
     
  18. Sunnzy macrumors regular

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    Gosh I have been waiting for a 11n Express since January!! I always thought that they had 11n in 2007.

    Really hope to see it soon this Tuesday... I have been told that 11g is enough to stream music... but like, don't people realise the Express is also a nice way to add wireless to an existing wired network? That's exactly what I wanted to do!!
     
  19. lololepro macrumors newbie

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    I was just on the Apple Store website for Switzerland... They also list the Airport Express as 802.11n... They list shipping time as "1-2 weeks"

    Link

    Will Apple announce this officially tomorrow? I hope so, I need this...


    L.
     
  20. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    If all we had to go on was lack of availability, then sure, phase out is possible.

    But there's *new* text with *new* features--why would anyone have created that (and then prematurely posted it) for a phase-out product?
     
  21. Lacasse macrumors member

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    Staples in Canada has been blowing out the old 11g for $49 for the past month or so....
     

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