AirPort Extreme to be upgraded in 2015?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mindquest, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. mindquest macrumors regular

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    looking to pick up an AirPort Extreme but was wondering if they might be upgrading them since they haven't been in awhile. Has anyone heard anything in regards to this?
     
  2. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Just curious....upgrading what aspect? You thinking wifi spec, USB ports would USB 3.0 or 3.1...using USB-C connectors?
     
  3. mindquest thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I believe the extreme is already running AC so you can't get a faster protocol. Upgrading in terms of usb, better antenna technology...etc.

    Anyone know how many years this version has been around for?
     
  4. MCAsan, Sep 23, 2015
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    MCAsan macrumors 601

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    The Sixth Generation Airport Extreme was introduced in June 2013, has a form factor of 4" by 4" square, six and a half inches high. It introduced the Wireless-AC standard, does beam forming with three antennae in each of the 2.4GHz and 5 GHz bands. It can transmit and receive in each band simultaneously.
     
  5. mindquest thread starter macrumors regular

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    Been checking around and haven't seen any news about an update. Anyone hear anything?
     
  6. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    Not even worth worrying about. Just get one now and in a few years when you don't have a single USB 3 or lower drive to attach to your Airport, and your devices are on a future version of Wi-Fi, you can consider getting another one to extend your network or just sell the current model for a small discount.
     

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