New Airport Express due shortly?

Apple’s Swiss store updated their specs (translated to English) on the Apple Airport Express to include 802.11N Wireless hardware over the weekend, according to MacGeneration.  Current Airport Express hardware uses 802.11G Wireless and hasn’t changed physically since its introduction in 2004. 

Other than the wireless, the images on the updated site have the hardware looking the same.  The Swiss Store page makes no mention of whether the new revs of the Airport Express will support USB hard drives for Time Machine backup or otherwise.  We’d guess not as it would pull people from Time Capsule purchases and isn’t really what the small portable device was made for.

In any case, if you are thinking of getting an Airport Express, you might want to wait until you see one with 802.11N on the package – which should be any minute now….


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