And just as you need more storage than ever, Apple has unleashed an updated Time Capsule that offers up to 3TB of storage. Will that be enough for you? Probably not, but it’s what we have. The 2TB model is $299 while the 3TB is $499.
Looky here. Apple retailer ClubMac’s 500 GB Time Capsule page is currently NOT showing an image (shown here) of a 2 TB Time Capsule retail box in its “Product Detail” section. At one point, it apparently was showing such a box. Apple’s Time Capsule combination wireless router and network-attached storage drive is currently available only in 500 GB for $299 and 1 TB for $499.
It may turn out to be real. 2TB 3.5″ hard drives have recently become available, so why not? The original source of the image used on ClubMac’s site is unknown.
Apple offers up something a little different in the wireless router market with the new Airport Extreme. Its dual-band Wi-Fi radios allow the device to work in 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands at the same time. It can also support up to 50 users simultaneously, and does so while setting up separate limited-access networks for guests to restrict access when you need to.
The $179 pricetag on the new Airport Extreme is typical of Apple and isn’t justified. Hasn’t Apple heard that times are tough?
Kids are like dogs. They make messes, they dig stuff, they bury stuff…Some slobber all over themselves. They love to bury things and dig them up like 20 years later. Check out this awesome toy that I never had as a kid. The Underground Time Capsule.
It’s designed to go underground and hide precious objects for future generations(Or yourself) to find. You know, Baseball cards, bottle caps, a porn mag or two. What makes this so interesting is that it makes the process easier for you with a screw-on rock at the top, allowing you to add new items without digging it up again.
For anyone that had pre-ordered Apple’s Time Capsule appliance, AppleInsider has gotten word from a number of folks that the device is now shipping, making Jobs’ promise of a February ship date by just a day. This was indicated by credit cards being charged and online order statuses changing. Gizmodo has also gotten confirmation from Apple that the device is indeed shipping, bringing some wireless and automatic Time Machine backups to Macs everywhere.
As part of the announcements at the MacWorld keynote speech today, Steve Jobs introduced the new Apple Time Capsule – a appliance designed to help facilitate wireless, automatic data backups from all the Macs in your home. The device works with machines running the Leopard OS along with the Time Machine software to automatically create back ups of everything on your Mac computer, hourly if you would prefer, and from multiple different Macs.
The Time Capsule coincides well with the launch of the MacBook Air since one of the common needs for an optical drive is to back up data. Since the Air doesn’t have an internal CD or DVD drive the Time Capsule makes a nice solution to provide wireless data backups to the notebook. The integrated software lets users look through history for lost files or even restore the system to a previous point in time.