Time Capsule Upgraded; Airport, Macbook Air Refreshes Close?

Time Capsule Upgraded; Airport, Macbook Air Refreshes Close?

There’s been a lot of speculation about all three of these products, but Apple is putting some of them to rest by making with the upgrades. That’s right; Apple finally bumped Time Capsule to 3TB. How much longer until cheaper Airport Extremes and Sandy Bridges MBAs?

All three product lines have been wanting of some Apple love for a little while now. rumours abounded during WWDC that the Airport and especially the Time Capsule would tie into iCloud in some way, shape, or form. Such hopes were all but dashed, but no matter. Time Capsule will as of now feature increased storage and faster backup. The Extreme has been rumoured to receive a price drop, as well.

Update: Apple has officially discontinued the 1TB option. The 2TB and 3TB Time Capsule will retail for $319 and $529, respectively.

As for the Air, Apple hasn’t made an official announcement, but it’s looking good. According to CNET, Intel has officially moved over to the fast and power-efficient Sandy Bridges that will surely make the ultraportable that much faster than its current configuration. The lineup includes:

Core i7-2677M: 2 cores, 1.8 GHz (turbos to 2.9GHz), 4MB cache, 17 watts, $US317
Core i7-2637M: 2 cores, 1.7GHz (turbos to 2.8GHz), 4MB cache, 17 watts, $US289
Core i5-2557M: 2 cores, 1.7GHz (turbos to 2.7GHz), 3MB cache, 17 watts, $US250

All three will probably see retail in the very near future, but we’re playing the waiting game until then. [9to5 Mac via MacRumors, Cnet via MacRumors]