Apple ships new Airport Extreme Base Stations two weeks early

Apple StoreMultiple MacDailyNews readers report receiving the following email from Apple today:

To Our Valued Apple Customer:

Apple today began shipping our new AirPort Extreme Base Station (802.11n). We are delighted to tell you that we plan to ship your AirPort Extreme Base Station (802.11n) two weeks earlier than we had anticipated. We now plan to ship your product on or before Wednesday, February 14. No action on your part is required.

Once your order is shipped, you will receive an email notification that will contain tracking information. For the latest information on your order, please visit our online self-service site:

Thank you for choosing Apple!

Apple Store Customer Support

Related articles:
Apple AirPort Utility 1.0 screenshots, 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station manuals – January 26, 2007
Apple releases AirPort Extreme Update 2007-001 – January 26, 2007
Apple’s new AirPort Extreme ‘AirPort Disk’ feature: cheap, simple network storage for home networks – January 15, 2007
Apple’s new AirPort Extreme supports 802.11n, enables wireless streaming of HD media – January 10, 2007
Apple introduces new AirPort Extreme with 802.11n – January 09, 2007


  1. Mine is on order. I’m looking forward to the NAS support, as well as the ability to connect multiple USB devices via an attached hub. I’ll connect my Belkin USB hub, my LaCie 500GB hard drive and a couple printers. Also, I can connect the three desktops (2 macs and a linux box) via Gigabit ethernet using the included ports (no additional switch required,) while the laptops will connect wirelessly – only one of which (a current-model MacBook Pro 15″) will take advantage of the fast n feature.


    Your wireless networking speed will only be as fast as your SLOWEST computer.

    So id keep those other kaka laptops and all other NON 802.11n wireless devices off of the Airport if you want to see 802.11n speeds with your Macbook Pro C2D

  3. Cynic821

    “wireless networking speed will only be as fast as your SLOWEST”

    Better check that out, a bit misleading. IIRC networking an “g” computer will slow the network down, but not as slow as “g”.

    I believe one reason is the presence of more antennas in an “n” network. Let’s “g” really be the theoretical “g” and not just a real-world “g”.


    Just to be clear, the new Airport Extreme Base Station let’s you hook up a USB hard drive for use as a mountable, managed, network drive. A bit more expensive than Pre-N and MIMO Routers and orders of magnitude cheaper than MicroSoft’s new home server.

  4. unfettered No you can not. It doesn’t have Gbit, just 100Mbit. That’s the only reason i’m not buying one 🙁
    I would love to use it as a switch for my network but now I have to have a separate Gbit switch.

    Why the FUCK doesn’t it come with Gbit? Apple has been shipping macs with Gbit for years, why castrate the base station like this?

  5. Just a quick note to let you know that I just received my new Airport Extreme via courier here in Australia … 3 weeks earlier than what is shown in my Apple Store estimated delivery!!



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