The article is classified as “rumors” but the clear evidence leaves no doubt about the imminent arrival of a new and renewed version of the AirPort Express, a powerful multi-purpose gadget that connects wireless speakers, printers and computers. The small and powerful product should arrive shortly to the second generation!
For those who are not familiar with this useful product, note that the AirPort Express offers the following functions: connected to a stereo lets you use external speakers to play music streamed from your Mac, AirPort Extreme, iPhone, iPod Touch or Apple TV; offline a printer via USB to any Mac or PC you can connect to the Bonjour network created from the apparatus to print any document wirelessly, connected to an ADSL modem well 10 users can use the antenna to surf the web, and use all the features of Internet wirelessly. The current model is based on IEEE 802.11n, a standard high-speed network connection and uses two antennas with MIMO technology to transmit data: in short, a lot of speed, compatibility and sharing easier.
The product is priced at € 89 at the Apple online store , but if you’re interested in buying you should wait a few days. Some dealers have in fact ended and other stocks such as Amazon , estimating the arrival of new pieces “within 2 to 5 weeks.” In addition, an anonymous source close to Apple AppleInsider reported about the release soon updating to version 5.6 for AirPort Utility, which includes the changelog compatibility with the second-generation 802.11n AirPort Express.
It then waits for the arrival of the new product this fall, without excluding the addition of new functions related to IOS and icloud 5. We’ll see!