Apple’s Other Announcements

Two questions I have following Macworld’s live keynote coverage:


  • Will Time Capsule functionality be made available to existing Airport Extreme base stations with USB-connected hard drives? (As mine is configured.)
  • Will the MacBook Air‘s new multi-touch interface (that I requested) be made available on existing MacBook models?

You can probably guess which answer I’m hoping for…

8 thoughts on “Apple’s Other Announcements”

  1. ha, i was just having exactly the same discussion with a co-worker… i want new functionality of my airport extreme w/ disk and macbook! for free! (not $20 like the ipod touch…)

  2. Q is do you need a new trackpad to use the multi-touch interface… haven’t seen any posts one way or the other yet.

  3. I hope he’s right. I specifically bought my Airport for the USB storage. And so far I’m less than impressed. Sometimes the drive is visible on the network, sometimes it is not. Transfer times seem slow. And of course no Time Machine backup. Yet. I do agree with him that Time Capsule is priced aggressively (for Apple) – if I hadn’t already bought in and if it also allows other sorts of storage, I would prefer the single unit.

  4. “And so far I’m less than impressed”

    The implementation seems to be fairly buggy, which may be why it was dropped at the last-minute from Leopard.

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