Airport Extreme Refresh?

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  1. serendip macrumors newbie

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    I'm sorry if this is in the wrong forum. :eek:

    I've searched and can't find anything about any sort of refresh info for the AEBS. I'm looking at the refurb in the Apple (online) Store, and I'm wondering if there are any guesses (I know... they are guesses, not facts) about timelines for new model being released? Should I buy, or wait?

    Thank you! :)
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The latest update was about a year ago, so it could be next year or next April. The update cycle for Airport devices is very staggered, so it's hard to determine.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    What would they even update it to? The things they could add are 5+ years overdue at this point... don't hold your breath for QoS.
     
  4. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    They updated it twice last year. Before that it went a few years without an update. So who knows.

    2007 − updated 2x (added 802.11n in January, added Gigabit ethernet in August)
    2008 - software updates only
    2009 - updated 2x (simultaneous dual band in March, improved antenna/speed/range in August)
    2010 - software update
     
  5. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    The only thing I can think of is support the final 802.11n-2009 specification... since its currently still labelled as "Draft N"...

    Or maybe do something crazy like add WiMAX... whatever that is (i havent really been following wireless stuff :p)
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    I thought the current Airport Extremes could already do three streams?
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Hardware is capable but for some reason they are missing one of the antennas. Only 2 g antennas and 2 n. It will be easy for Apple to "refresh" this product. ;)

    http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wire...ng-new-apple-airport-extreme-briefly-reviewed

     
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    From the comment section os your link:

    So I guess the hardware is not even capable. Maybe not such an easy upgrade for Apple. I'm pretty sure if it was capable we would have heard about it by now.
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    I can hear Steve now... "...three times as fast and three times as far..."
     
  11. jdong macrumors member

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    Umm, the Marvell chipset in the AEBS is 3x3:3; my Intel 5300 card can link to it at 450mbit.
     
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  15. softbunlet macrumors newbie

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    I have the same thoughts as the OP.

    So any guesses on when the next refresh is likely to be?
     
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