Apple cuts AirPort Extreme prices

If you ever wanted an Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station (802.11g), or an Airport Extreme Card (802.11g) now is the time to buy. Apples AirPort Extreme Base Station is $50 less than its original price. While Apples AirPort Extreme Card is $20 less. Why is Apple trimming these prices? My guess is because Apples getting ready for the new wireless standard (802.11i). This standard was passed last week, and I don't see Apple waiting around for someone else to bring it to the market first.

Apple has cut prices on its AirPort Extreme Base Station and card. The AirPort Extreme Base Station and AirPort Extreme Card enable Macs to network wirelessly using the IEEE 802.11g Wi-Fi standard. The AirPort Extreme Base Station, equipped with both an Ethernet interface, a 56K modem and an external antenna port, known as the "Modem + Broadband Edition," is now listed on the Apple Store Web site for US$199 -- $50 less than before. The AirPort Extreme Card, compatible with Macs that have an internal AirPort Extreme slot, costs US$79 -- $20 less than before.

It also appears that Apple has removed from its price list the $199 AirPort Extreme Base Station Broadband Edition, which left out the 56K modem and external antenna port. References to that Base Station model have also been removed from the AirPort Extreme tech specs Web page, which suggests that the model has been discontinued.

News source: MacCentral

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