Along with introducing a new line of MacBook Airs running on Intel s Haswell processors last night at the WWDC, Apple also unveiled a completely redesigned AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations that promises up to three times faster performance.
In terms of dimensions, both these new base stations are 3.85-inches in width and 6.6-inches tall, and now feature 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology that offers data rates up to 1.3Gbps, which is nearly three times faster than 802.11n. Apple says that the new AirPort Extreme now uses a six-element beam-forming antenna array that maximizes its range and performance and has also made it easier for users to create a Wi-Fi network. The Time Capsule, on the other hand, now comes with 2TB or 3TB hard drives and with the high-speed Wi-Fi technology makes it easy for users to wirelessly backup multiple Macs quickly.
Both the base stations have becoming available since last night s announcement with the AirPort Extreme priced at Rs 14,200, while the AirPort Time Capsule has been priced at Rs 19,900 for the 2TB model and Rs 25,900 for the 3TB model.