Next-Gen Time Capsule and Airport Extreme in the Works?

References to a 4th generation Time Capsule and 5th generation Airport Extreme have been found in AirPort Utility v5.5.3 by MacRumors forum members. Additionally, References to a Software Update caching system have also been found (though these have been around since last year), which would make OS X and iOS updates much quicker by automatically downloading and storing firmware builds released by Apple. These cached firmwares would be available for use by any user on the local network, saving both time and bandwidth.

Strings found:

“bsUP.productName” = “Store Apple software updates on this %@”;

“bsUP.description” = “Apple software updates that are copied to this %@ are available to anyone using this network.”;

Time Capsule and Airport Extreme stocks have been tight lately, which usually means a new product is set to be released. Apple is expected to be revealing something new at their retail stores Wednesday (er, today, for some of us), and an update to their wireless hubs could be part of the surprise.


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