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Apple announces new AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac Wi-Fi

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Apple is announcing some new AirPort Extreme base stations onstage at WWDC with a taller, skinnier 3.85 x 3.85 x 6.5-inch footprint. For the first time, the routers add 802.11ac Wi-Fi for up to 40 percent faster transmissions at the same distance. The new Time Capsules offer the same amount of networked storage as the current generation, though: your choice of 2TB and 3TB.

On the back of the devices, you'll find the same array of ports from the previous generation: one USB 2 port and four ethernet ports. The Airport Extreme is selling for $199 while the 2TB and 3TB Time Capsules are going for $299 and $399, respectively, and they're all available now from Apple.