: High Quality Airport Extreme Shots via AppleInsider

Feb 3rd, 2007, 04:02 PM

Looks very nice indeed.

Apple Inc. this week began to unleash the next-generation of Apple Wi-Fi, with the first shipments of its AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wireless Base Station making their way to select online customers and company retail stores.

If anyone sees these at any of the Toronto area Apple Stores, please pass on the good word. Both my Macs are 802.11n-compliant, and I would really like to pick one up at a brick-and-mortar store.

An Old Soul
Feb 3rd, 2007, 04:26 PM
I'm with you- I'm heading in to Toronto next Saturday, and I'm hoping they get there by then.

Demosthenes X
Feb 3rd, 2007, 04:29 PM
I'm quite smitten with the new APE... I'll be waiting until August to be buying a router, though.

Feb 3rd, 2007, 04:29 PM
this new airport extreme base station is so beautiful...

i want to get one myself too!

Just hope Apple Store Eaton Centre will have them in store soon....

Feb 3rd, 2007, 08:16 PM
Not at the Eaton's Store as of yesterday, and no ETA at that point either (beyond the usual "sometime soon now, we expect" :) ).

Feb 3rd, 2007, 08:31 PM
I had passed by Sherway Gardens earlier today after posting and they haven't seen any shipments yet.

I'll have to call all three stores incessantly this week. Poor Apple Store employees.

Feb 3rd, 2007, 09:24 PM
I just got an e-mail from Apple that my AEBS had shipped today! I will be expecting to receive it by next tuesday!!!

Very excited!!!

Feb 3rd, 2007, 10:03 PM
Guess no one read any of these threads before?





An Old Soul
Feb 3rd, 2007, 11:07 PM
SINC, this thread is about availability in Apple Stores, not through the online store.

Feb 4th, 2007, 12:39 AM
And about pictures of an actual unit in the wild.

Feb 4th, 2007, 01:33 AM
More pics are coming in. Here's a size comparison with the Mac Mini.


Tait Kahray
Feb 4th, 2007, 09:06 AM
Mine's on the way too, with the same delivery! Since I'll be out of town until Thursday night, I'll have to wait until then to actually see it.

Feb 10th, 2007, 06:03 PM
All three Toronto Apple Stores have now had stock of the new Base Stations, but they sold out as fast as they come in. :(

Tait Kahray
Feb 10th, 2007, 06:46 PM
The unit arrived on Wednesday. I unpacked it (reluctantly in a way, as the the packaging continues Apple's elegance in this area) and set it up on Friday. As it turns out, it came just in time as my SMC was dieing repeatedly and taking my Vonage reception with it.

I found it relatively easy to set up, although the written instructions could have been a bit better organized and more user friendly. It's a beautiful unit and works extremely well - no hassles with the Vonage either. My permanent set up does not have a printer or HD connected directly to the unit yet, but I did test both these features briefly with a usb hub and they seemed to work flawlessly.

I'm a happy camper and will start looking for an external HD to connect to it - the model from OWC that matches the Mini in size and design looks like a good match.

Feb 10th, 2007, 09:17 PM
Glad to see that someone at Apple had the brains to add in two more LAN ports.

Feb 10th, 2007, 10:26 PM
Got mine Thursday. Did a quick test.
Old Extreme (g) transfering a 373mb file time = 4:03
New Extreme (n) transfering a 373mb file time = 1:34
Just for fun transfering a 373mb file via FW800 time = :14

Feb 10th, 2007, 10:47 PM
How fast is it in transferring files over an ethernet network?

Feb 11th, 2007, 07:41 AM
Got mine Thursday. Did a quick test.
Old Extreme (g) transfering a 373mb file time = 4:03
New Extreme (n) transfering a 373mb file time = 1:34
Just for fun transfering a 373mb file via FW800 time = :14

What computer was used? Intel mac with upgraded airport card or older mac?

Feb 11th, 2007, 11:18 AM
New Extreme (n) transfering a 373mb file time = 1:34
This was from a hard drive hooked up to the new extreme.

Old Extreme (g) transfering a 373mb file time = 4:03
Was from the 1st gen. blackbook (g card) to the 24" Imac

I'm using the new 24" imac c2duo.