Apple Releases New AirPort Express With Simultaneous Dual-Band WiFi, Costs $99

Apple Releases New AirPort Express With Simultaneous Dual-Band WiFi, Costs $99

Following Apple’s WWDC keynote today, a new AirPort Express has surfaced in Apple’s online store. The new router sports simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, but oddly hasn’t been upgraded from USB 2.0 to 3.0.

The new AirPort Express costs $99, like the previous model.

With AirPort Express, getting your new Wi-Fi network up and running takes less time — and less effort — than making a cup of coffee. That’s because a setup assistant is built into iOS and in AirPort Utility for OS X. And if you use a Windows PC, you can download AirPort Utility for free. As soon as you plug in your AirPort Express Base Station and connect it to your DSL or cable modem, you can follow the simple instructions on your computer or iOS device. There are no complicated steps to follow and no obscure terminology to learn. The setup assistant does all the work, so you don’t have to.

The new AirPort Express can be ordered on Apple’s website. We like the new Apple TV-like look.

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  • jarrodjob

    eww.  one of the beautiful design features of previous APE’s was the built in plug.  surprising omission, but supply chain wins!

    Sony had all of the minidisc machinery, thus they created UMD…same thing here…Apple had the AppleTV2, and thus it made sense to move it over.
  • Steven King

    This is far less useful without the built in plug.

    I don`t see an advantage.
  • TheKnightWhoSaysNi

    Now I have to carry a cord with me? 

  • Georg Chiari

    so with the old airport express gone, I guess we will never see the griffin twenty :-(

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