Apple has cut prices on its
Base Station and card. The AirPort Extreme Base Station and AirPort Extreme Card enable Macs to network wirelessly using the IEEE 802.11g Wi-Fi standard. The AirPort Extreme Base Station, equipped with both an Ethernet interface, a 56K modem and an external antenna port, known as the “Modem + Broadband Edition,” is now listed on the Apple Store Web site for US$199 — $50 less than before. The AirPort Extreme Card, compatible with Macs that have an internal AirPort Extreme slot, costs US$79 — $20 less than before.
It also appears that Apple has removed from its price list the $199 AirPort Extreme Base Station Broadband Edition, which left out the 56K modem and external antenna port. References to that Base Station model have also been removed from the
AirPort Extreme tech specs
Web page, which suggests that the model has been discontinued.
Earlier this month, Apple introduced
AirPort Express, a $129 802.11g base station designed for portability that also sports an audio jack, to stream iTunes music to a nearby stereo. AirPort Express is expected to be released in July.