While Apple was busy rolling out updates for Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor and the Time Capsule on Tuesday, it quietly slipped out an updated AirPort Extreme Base Station, too. Apple didn’t mention the update, nor did it say what changed in the new version of the Wi-Fi router.
According to Apple’s specs, the new AirPort Extreme appears to be just like the model it replaces. It offers dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi, 802.11n, three Gigabit Ethernet ports, a Gigabit WAN port, a USB 2.0 port for sharing a hard drive or printer, support for up to 50 users, and a guest network option.
The new AirPort Extreme Base Station is priced at US$179, just like the model it replaces.