Differences between the two AP Express models

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dxr808s, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. dxr808s macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2011
    What, in basic terms, are the differences between the two different models of the APExpress?

    I see a lot of first gen ones on craigslist for pretty cheap. Also on ebay (although I'm not sure if those are all actually Apple produced and not chinese knock-offs).

    I just want to do some basic stuff like play music in different rooms from my mac.

    Also, instead of starting a new thread, I will ask here. If I use "remote" to access my library from my iPhone or Ipad... is there any way I can request that the music be played at a specific location?

    Such as, I have my iMac in my living room. I have one APE in my bedroom and one in my dining room. Can I be in my bedroom and tell iTunes that I want the music to be played ONLY on the bedroom APE?

    Thanks :)
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    the older one only supports only B/G networks.
    the newer one also supports N (and adds the 5GHz frequencies)

    the newer one will also let you connect something to the ethernet port (like a PS3 or a computer) if you join a network, where as the older one will only let you do that if you are extending a network.

    Yes, remote lets you pick which speakers it will come out of, as well as independent volume control for each (the same as in iTunes)
    you can only play one piece of music in iTunes at a time though. So from your mac you can't play one thing in the dining room, and another in your bedroom.

    although you can play something from your iMac through the bedroom, and something else using the iPod and airplay from your iPhone/Pad in the dining room.

    iTunes (and remote) will let you choose multiple locations that will play in sync.
    Playing something back using the iPod on your iPhone/Pad will let you only pick one location at a time.

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