Rumor Smashed: Apple has NOT Released The 802.11n Update For Free

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Remember how Apple was going to charge $1.99 for the 802.11n AirPort enabler in Intel macs? Well, Apple released an Airport Extreme firmware update for all Intel-based Macs yesterday, and already sites are claiming Apple's gone and lowered $1.99 to $0.00. Not quite.


An Apple contact confirmed for us that the update is not the AirPort Extreme enabler, and just updates Intel Macs for compatibility with AirPort Extreme base stations. A bit of wishful thinking never hurt anyone, but let's not jump to conclusions unless you have that cool mat from Office Space.

Firmware Update [Apple]

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