Detailed photos, specs for Apple’s AirPort Express posted

“The Apple AirPort Express with AirTunes will be available starting in July.

21 Comments

  1. Have Apple said if this will be US only at launch, or worldwide? I only ask as I’m changing my DSL line for cable, so my DSL Router/Wi-Fi device is soon to be redundant, and I need a new one with an Ethernet WAN port.

    I’m in Europe BTW.

  2. I dunno. It’s cheaper for a start, and probably doesn’t radiate as much. I only need wireless internet for about a 20-foot radius and not more than 3 machines. I’ll connect my printers there via USB cable and possibly a stereo to the audio out. I suppose everyone’s needs are different. For hooking your laptop to a hotel’s broadband outlet this is a more portable solution. For playing iTunes on some distant device this is great.

  3. Sophomore, for christ’s sake read the article!

    1) Its portable. Easy to made a local conntection to the internet wireless (what are you gonna do, take an Airport Extreme in your luggage and the power brick?)

    2) Its supposed to appeal to folks who want to stream their music to their high quality speakers already in their home. Thats why it has a built in audio out port (Airport Extreme does no have an audio out port)

    3) It cheaper than an Airport Extreme, but still lets you do almost everything it does (no internal phone modem, but supports wireless USB printing, and will accept multiple users, but not as many as Airport Extreme).

    4) Young beautiful sexually attractive teen age babes like to sleep with guys who buy this version of Airport. Need I say more!

  4. the airport express and airport extreme do have a few important differences. the airport extreme can support 50 users, whereas the epress can only do 10.

    the airport express has airtunes. what this means is, hook up and speakers, headphones, etc. to the audio out jack on your airport express, and iTunes will broadcast your music to this device.

    also, the express doesn’t take up any room at all. so, the Express is way cooler, but the Extreme can handle more users.

    I can’t wait to get an Airport Express

  5. You don’t have the option to add it to an iMac purchase at the Apple Store when I last checked; you do for the eMac or iBook. Poor iMacs … confined to the dustbin of history or just an oversight?

  6. I wonder if audio quality would degrade if an original AirPort card is used to stream the music instead of an AirPort Extreme. The audio quality of this device is something which needs to be elaborated. I hope the reviews come soon.

    By the way, AirExpress is not available in Australia so we can assume that it is sold only in America for now.

  7. Sol asked :”I wonder if audio quality would degrade if an original AirPort card is used to stream the music instead of an AirPort Extreme.”

    Sol, the iTunes application compresses your music using the new Apple Lossless compression codec. The music is then transmitted digitally, and decoded by the Airport Express. There will be absolutely zero (zero, as in none, as in forgetaboutit) loss during transmission.

    The quality of the audio out analog electronics has not been addressed anywhere, AFAICT. The digital out should be lossless.

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