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New Version of AirPort Extreme To Launch Soon, Rumours

Word on the streets is that Apple is planning to come up with the new version of AirPort Extreme Base Station.

Also, in sync with these rumours, a new test report was posted by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) today on the new version of Apple’s wireless hardware.

The new device, dubbed model A1408 is a 3x3 wireless access point, operational on both the 5.8 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands.

It’s been a while now since Apple’s alleged intentions of introducing the refreshed version of AirPort Base Station, as well as that of the Time Capsule in the foreseeable future started flooding the market.

Earlier, there were also reports of the iPhone maker coming up with the product refreshment of this wireless-and-storage-combo in the company’s annual World Wide Developer’s Conference itself. That did not happen though. However, analysts are of the view that it’s about time; Apple came up with the new versions of the products which saw the last major updates almost a couple of years back in 2009.

Apple, as usual, refrained from issuing any comment regarding these reports.

The current version of the Time Capsule comes in two variants - the 1TB and 2TB versions. While the 1TB one is priced at $299, the 2TB one can be purchased for approximately $500. The AirPort Extreme Base, on the other hand, sells for $179.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.