Apple Launches 2TB Time Capsule Backup Device

Apple has updated its stylish backup device, the Time Capsule, and added a 2TB version to the family which replaces the existing 500GB version and costs a stonking $499.

The cost of the 1TB model drops to $299 down from $499. The price of the devices in the UK should be £379 and £229 respectively although it has yet to appear on Apple's UK website.

The wireless backup device comes with a fully featured WiFi base station (i.e a router) with simultaneous dual band support - 2.4GHz and 5GHz for maximum coverage. Mac OS X users can automatically backup their content seamlessly to the device.

1TB hard disk drives cost around £50 while external models can be had for roughly £20. The fact that this is essentially a Network Attached Storage means that it almost certainly carry an extra premium.

It would be interesting to find out whether the 2TB Time capsule contains a single or two hard disk drive. The device is also compatible with other Apple devices including the iPod touch, the Apple TV, Windows-based computers and the iPhone.

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Our Comments

We would like that Apple convert the Time Capsule into a wireless rechargeable hub for the iPhone and other Apple devices. It is noteworthy that up to 50 simultaneous users can have access to the device.

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