Macworld 2008: Apple launches Time Capsule wireless backup system

apple_time_capsule.jpgSteve Jobs today announced a new hardware and software combo designed to make backing up multiple Macs over a wireless network as painless as possible.

The Time Capsule hardware is a revamped 802.11n Wi-Fi base station (Airport Extreme) with a built in server grade hard drive with either 500GB or 1TB capacity.

Introduced by Jobs as a much more convenient way of backing up notebook Macs (no-one wants the hassle of connecting cables to an external hard drive, he said) but usable by any OS X Leopard-equipped Macs.

Software-wise, it utilises the Time Machine functionality introduced in Leopard.

Macworld 2007: Apple updates Airport Extreme to 802.11n

Though nothing was explicitly announced in the keynote speech, it appears from the Apple Store that the Airport Extreme wireless networking base station has been upgraded to include the draft 802.11n wireless specification that dramatically boosts the theoretical maximum data…