Time Capsule

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  1. timothyleigh macrumors newbie

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    The Time Capsule doesn't feature in the Buyer's Guide. Does anyone have any thoughts on when it will be revised?

    The product was announced in January 2008 and I don't think it has been updated since (although there has been a £7 price drop).

    I had the 1TB model on order but Apple e-mailed saying it'll be 4 weeks until delivery so I cancelled the order.

    Thanks in advance.

    Tim
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    What would be in an update?

    1.5TB drives have been shown to be uselessly unstable, and 2TB drives haven't been tested yet.
     
  3. timothyleigh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    New (aluminum) design?
    New features? Although I'm not sure what.
    Price drops to reflect the fall in hard drive prices?
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You can't make a wireless base station out of aluminum.
     
  5. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    Unless you gave it an aerial, but apple isn't going to do that...
    Like the TV it works so won't be updated for a while.
     
  6. timothyleigh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How long is a "while"? Weeks? Months? Another year?
     
  7. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    How long has it been since we have seen the standard apple displays updated? It really is impossible to predict.
     
  8. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    If you want it, buy it, if a new model comes out you'll know about it first on here, then you can flog your 'nearly new' on eBay :)
     
  9. timothyleigh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think i'll get an Airport Extreme with an external HD to run Time Machine but I presume this solution won't be as seamless/stable as the Time Capsule...
     
  10. timothyleigh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good point. That's what I usually do - it's just a bit of a hassle with a hard drive. The aim is obviously to sell before a new model is released, to get the best price, but then you have to dump all that data somewhere whilst you wait for the new version.
     
  11. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    That will cost less than the Time Capsule but not look as tidy, and you don't have another usb port for an additional drive later. I like my TC as I have my media drive plugged into it.
     

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