Airport Extreme? Wait or Buy

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ahdickter, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. ahdickter macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    My current Linksys router now runs wireless around 500KB/s (through Ethernet it hits 30mbit/s.) So I desperately need something new. The Airport Extremes are looking really nice, except there are reports of fresh models being released "soon." Worth it or not?
  2. maclaptop macrumors 65816


    Apr 8, 2011
    Western Hemisphere
    Mine is great.

    Yet I cannot suggest any Apple hardware that may be made obsolete by the iCloud transformation. For some this is exciting, for others not so much.
  3. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2010
    If your current router is functional, I suggest you wait since we are pretty close to refresh. New Airport Extremes may have TB or other features that may be worth it.
  4. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
    Unless your current router is not functioning then wouldn't it be prudent to wait for a month to see what transpires with iCloud/Lion. Better that kicking your self for rushing it.

    I doubt though that even Apple expects every Mac owner to buy a new airport/TC to take advantage iCloud. (it would make a mockery of Apple far beyond that with the prior launch issues of MobileMe.)

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