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iOS 5 Includes Airport and Time Capsule Setup Software

One of the major highlights of Apple's iOS 5 discussion at the WWDC keynote was "PC Free" a series of changes designed to make it easier for users to own an iOS device without the need for a Mac or PC for activation, syncing, and other activities.

Apple noted during the event that it is increasingly hearing from users who want an iPad or iPhone to be their only Internet-connected device, and changes such as on-device activation, over-the-air software updates, as well as app enhancements such as calendar creation/deletion and new photo editing features are making it easier for users to cut the cord.


As noted by 9 to 5 Mac, Apple has even included in iOS 5 tools to allow users to set up AirPort and Time Capsule base stations, removing yet another obstacle to removing the Mac and PC from the equation entirely.

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Posted: 38 months ago
Excellent. I've been wanting this.
Rating: 4 Positives
Posted: 38 months ago
This is totally the wrong approach. Creating an iOS app to manage Time capsule and Extreme which now adds to the Mac and Windows versions is an unnecessary and wasted effort. A much better approach would be a Web interface like every other router on the market. It is unbelievable that in 2011 there is no Web interface to manage these devices.
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 38 months ago
Can iOS backup to, and ultimately restore from, a Time Capsule?

If not seems an obvious extension.
Rating: 1 Positives
Posted: 38 months ago
Does the time capsule or airport extreme require a firmware upgrade? I am not seeing mine with the new OS. I am connected via wifi to my airport extreme.
Rating: 1 Positives
Posted: 38 months ago

Can iOS backup to, and ultimately restore from, a Time Capsule?

If not seems an obvious extension.


Time Machine for your iOS device, that would be really cool too...
Rating: 1 Positives

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