Apples AirPort Utility update alludes to nextgen AirPort Extreme Time Capsule

first_imgAfter WWDC last week the Apple rumors have died down a bit, but never fear, there’s a new one today that seems to confirm updates to Apple’s Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme. The fourth-generation Time Capsule and fifth-generation AirPort Extreme were both spotted in the most recent source code for an AirPort security update.Apple released its AirPort Utility 5.5.3 update on Monday, and the device listings were found in the code. The code alludes to a 5th-gen AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n capability and a 4th-gen Time Capsule with the same.The code also hints at caching, which means that the devices would have the ability to download software updates in the background and then apply them when you check in the device. Apparently, the new Time Capsule actually learns which devices connect to it via WiFi, then it downloads the software updates from Apple’s servers for those products as they are available. The Time Capsule stores the update locally so when you want to install the update, you can simply grab it from the Time Capsule.Though it’s not the most exciting feature in the world, it’ll definitely mean less time spent updating. However, MacRumors has reported that the same text has been found in older versions of the software, so it’s not necessarily new. Apple may have just been waiting until it launched its iCloud service to make this feature available.Apple’s supply of AirPort and Time Capsules are rumored to be running out at Apple’s brick-and-mortar store, so we may be seeing the new Time Capsule and AirPort Extremes soon.Via 9to5Mac, MacRumorslast_img read more