In late 2011 there were refreshes to Airport Extreme and Time Capsule. At the time there was speculation that there would be a second generation of the Airport Express 802.11n model.

I'm in the market for a new one but I can't find any solid evidence that there was actually a new model ever released. I notice when checking my current model's serial number that Apple specifies it as AirPort Express 802.11n (1st Gen), which makes me think there's a later generation, but again I have no actual info on it.

Does anyone have an answer on this?

  • In one sense this question is dated (and out of date) - but it does document the confusion around the product in this time frame. I see no reason to delete it at present, but if you really wish it to be deleted - flag again or @ me in a comment here and I can do that.
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    Sep 7, 2012 at 16:05
  • No, that's fine. It likely has enough context that it wouldn't be confusing for someone else.
    – wxs
    Sep 7, 2012 at 16:44

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Not yet on a 2nd gen 802.11n Express.

Apple has published four different manuals on the Airport Express:

The three expresses prior to that were not 802.11n so perhaps that's where the three previous generations (and the 1st and only newer generation names have come to be) A tad confusing, no?


It's out now i guess -- AirPort Express 802.11n (2nd Generation): Guide to ports and connectors

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