It's hard to believe that Apple last updated its Time Capsule
WLAN router in March, but already the Cupertino, California-based
company is giving customers a reason to upgrade. In typical Apple
fashion, the company quietly updated its Time Capsule with a 2TB model,
up from the previous high of 1TB.
For those unaware, Time Capsule is a high-end NAS drive that also acts
as a full-fledged, dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 802.11n wireless router.
Apple shoves an enterprise-grade hard drive within and also adds three
Ethernet ports in the back alongside a USB socket which can be used for
connecting a wireless printer or hooking up external storage solution
(HDD). Naturally, these provide added capabilities when used with a
Mac, as OS X-based machines can take advantage of automatic Time
The new 2TB Time Capsule is available for order right now at $499,
while the 1TB model now sits at $299--a $200 price drop from earlier
this week. The older 500GB model has left production, but those looking
for a smaller solution can find remaining refurbished inventory in
Apple's online store for $199.