The Coptretino giant has introduced updated AirPort family routers,Wi-Fi New and advanced
During the opening ceremony of the WWDC 2013 conference, Apple announced the refurbishment of two of its three routers in a way that now includes support for the new wireless standard 802.11ac.
To accommodate 6 antennas and to position them to support the 802.11ac Beam-Forming feature, Apple Change the design of the routers and instead of flat boxes, these are now square enclosures that are carried to a height of about 17 cm.
At this stage, it is not yet clear which components Apple uses, but it can be assumed that, like other leading manufacturers, it also uses components of the company Broadcom.
Apple has not announced external 802.11ac adapters, but as part of the announcement of the new versions of the X-Macbook Air and Mac Pro, they said they would support this standard.
Both products are available for purchase from tomorrow (12 / 6) at $ 199 to AirPort Extreme, $ 299 for Time Capsule with 2TB disk and $ 399 for version with 3TB disk.
Detailed information about Apple's routers can be found HERE.
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updating: The iFixIt guys unloaded the airport Extreme It turns out that the height of the router is due to the location of the antennas, but also the fact that it contains an empty slot for a hard disk. That is, this product is for Time Capusle but simply does not include the hard disk.
At Airport Extreme There are no cables to connect the disc to the electronic board (which will probably upgrade it to Time Capsule) but it is probably only a matter of time before we see their imitations.
It is also worth noting that the router has a fan that is designed to cool both the electronic components and the disk. It is quite rare to find domestic routers that include a built-in fan and the product's Apple He is one of the few who uses this cooling technology - the rest of the routers are satisfied with passive cooling. The dismantling also confirmed the assumption that the router is based on components of a company Broadcom.
The complete dismantling of the Airport Extereme in addition to the abundance of pictures can be found HERE.
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