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Old Jun 21st, 2011, 01:19 PM   #1
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Apple updates Time Capsule to 2TB and 3TB models with little fanfare

Although not reflected on Apple's Canadian site for general information about the Time Capsule at the time of writing this, the Canadian online store now reflects minor upgrades to the Time Capsule. Instead of 1TB and 2TB options, Apple is now offering 2TB and 3TB versions for $299 Cdn and $499 Cdn respectively.


The subtle update with just slightly more storage comes as a bit of a surprise as rumours and speculation where quite rampant on many sites that the next update to the Time Capsule would be related to new features with Apple's forthcoming iCloud service.

It's worth noting that as Apple continues updating products, pricing is being brought in line with Canada's strong dollar as once again the pricing in Canada is the same as the US. Previous Time Capsule models saw a bit of a premium in Canadian dollars with the 2TB high-end model being $499 US and $549 Cdn.

With today's update, one can now get a entry-level 2TB model for $299 Cdn, representing a $250 Cdn price drop.
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Old Jun 21st, 2011, 01:34 PM   #2
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Apple Canada's info site is still showing the old models.

It used to cost $329 just for the 1TB model. It's a nice change to have the 2TB model for $299, but I still find $499 for a 3TB model quite expensive.

From what I have gathered and investigated, no other changes at all besides increase storage.

No other changes to Airport Express or Extreme.
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They're in the store though...is webmaster asleep at the wheel or something? At least the "buy" link goes to the 2TB one now. Guess someone hasn't noticed the slight price problem!

Time Capsule - 3TB - Apple Store (Canada)
Time Capsule - 2TB - Apple Store (Canada)

Interesting - there is still no mention of an update to the Airport Extreme though, despite an update being "outed" by the FCC:

Apple AirPort Extreme refresh outed by the FCC, lends credence to Time Capsule rumors -- Engadget
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do time capsules still experience the same failure rate as they did a couple of years ago?
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I think they may have had a bad batch - that they're consistently better now. Perhaps Lars or someone else who sees stuff coming in for warranty repair etc. will have some anecdotal info.

Revealed: the true failure rate (and number made) of Apple's Time Capsules | Technology | guardian.co.uk

I somehow doubt they'd have been able to continue with a failure rate as high as they were seeing with the bad batch without there being a lot of squawking. I haven't seen any more mass complaints like there were before Apple offered the replacements for the bad batch. (see links at end of Guardian article link above)
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Correction, I think the Airport Extreme Base Station dropped from $199 Cdn to $179 Cdn making it inline with the US price as well.
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So, was it updated somehow? Apple doesn't usually change the prices unless they update something, do they?
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So, was it updated somehow? Apple doesn't usually change the prices unless they update something, do they?
From what I've read, it's a new part number, but no indication of any new features, at least not publicly acknowledged.

Someone webmaster is definitely asleep, as they're being very slow to update details on their pages. Store is up-to-date, but basically everything else has not been updated yet including:

http://www.apple.com/wifi/
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From what I've read, it's a new part number, but no indication of any new features, at least not publicly acknowledged.

Someone webmaster is definitely asleep, as they're being very slow to update details on their pages. Store is up-to-date, but basically everything else has not been updated yet including:

Apple - Wi-Fi - Which Wi-Fi Base Station are you?
Been updated.
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Been updated.
Doesn't look like it to me. Still listing 1TB and 2TB Time Capsules.
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